■ (SPEC) 'Tourist'
( Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks
, R. 2003) Seedling #SP93-40-1. SPEC ( setosa
), 22" (56 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards tiny, 1/2", red violet with white tip; style arms pearly, violet midrib and curled crests; falls violet (RHS 86B) veined darker (86A), dark violet (89B) flash below light yellow signal neatly veined violet; slight sweet fragrance. Parentage unknown; seed from SIGNA. Joe Pye Weed 2003. Honorable Mention 2010, Award Of Merit 2012.
| From Joe Pye Weed catalog, 2003: TOURIST- SPEC/. setosa. Schafer/Sacks, 22", M. I. setosa is one of the most well traveled species - native to Alaska, China, Russia, Japan, and the upper east coast of North America. This is a very fine selection of setosa - classic tiny bristles for standards, violet falls (RHS 868) with darker veins and a flash of dark violet just below the signal which is an unusual (at least to us) light yellow rather than white. The plant is vigorous, but not a thug. It has superb branching with seven to eight buds. Slight sweet fragrance. From SIGNA seed. $20.00
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