A bright and balanced broad large cup from Brian Duncan. Very limited. Named for the fantastical early 20th century hotel in Yosemite where room rates average $890 a night. You can enjoy a visit with our Ahwahnee for $3 a year.
The daffodil diggers of North Holland consider themselves to be tough guys. It is never good to be “soft” and they will let you know it, early and often. But here is the softest colored pink cup ever, and where does it come from but straight out of tough guy land. I think my florist friends will swoon and soften for Beau Beauté. She is a bit like High Society that has completed a course in anger management. Really remarkable color. New introduction from Carlos van der Veek.
Bionic is an intensely colored yellow orange large cup bred in Tasmania. Full of modern contrast, Bionic has a well-rounded, perfectly layered perianth and a distinct deep cylindrical cup. A six million dollar bloom on the bench. A champion.
Broomhill is a tall, all white, mid-century large cup. Broad, overlapping petals, strong structure and flanged cup makes her a solid shower. Broomhill is a member of a rich bloodline - Beersheba, King Alfred and China White are ancestors. Very slightly misty green at the base of the cup. Seed fertile, Broomhill has been a seed parent for many all white, show worthy cultivars. ADS Classic.
Cherrygardens is pale pink cup that excels on the show bench with broad rounded white petals. Touch of green at the base of the cup ending in a deeper pink rim. Very tall with four inch flowers. Pollen and seed fertile. Very limited stock.
A Palomino horse has a single “cream” gene. Cremellos have two. The van der Veek stables have bred a lot of terrific trumpets, or near trumpets that are great in the landscape and not at all like the usual trumpet fare on the bench. We just fell head over heels, or rather hoof over fetlock for Cremello, a color so soft as not to detract from the muscular shape. New introduction.
A truly beautiful flower with an iron constitution, Croesus is an old variety that naturalizes freely. Ever changing colors lighten with maturity. Historic, a centenarian. I am sure that the breeder thought he would be as rich as Croseus when people saw h