(TB) 'Gentle Persuasion'
, R. 1965). Seedling# 62-56. TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason late bloom. Full red self. ((Pink seedling from 'Springmaid'
, 'Far West'
, 'SQ 72'
, etc., lines) x 'Sunday Silk'
)) X 'Tantallon'
. Fleur de Lis 1965. Honorable Mention 1968.
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| GENTLE PERSUASION (Tompkins 1965) E. ML. 40 in . ((Pink Sdlg. 55-193 from Spring Maid, Far West, SQ7 2, Honeyflow etc. lines x Lute Song) x Sunday Silk)) x Tantallon. A tremendously large flower with the great petal breadth and exquisite form of the now old but still perfectly formed Honeyflow; this has even greater size with wonderfully ruffled, fluted and picoteed edges. A self, it is a particularly vivid shade of bright Arbutus pink which is accented by its thick opaque petals with their glittery finish and by a touch of Antique gilt webbing each side of the rich tangerine beard. Strong, tall, well-branched stalks with lots of buds. Picture page 4. No. 62-56. Stock limited, one to a customer, please ....... $ 35.00. [Fleur de Lis catalog, 1965].
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