'Socialite' (Keith Keppel, R. 1973). Seedling# 66-27A. TB, 32" (81 cm). Early bloom. White with narrow (3/8") heavily stitched edging of canterbury purple (M&P 43-K-12); beard pale blue. (('Full Circle' x 'Rococo') x sibling) X (('Happy Meeting' x 'Rococo') x ('Full Circle' x 'Rococo')). Keppel 1974.
|From AIS Bulletin #213 April 1974 Introducing SOCIALITE (Keppel) E, 32". ((Full Circle x Rococo) x sib) X ((Happy Meeting x Rococo) x (Full Circle x Rococo)). Sheer elegance, with each plicata stitch and each beard hair impeccably placed. The most precisely patterned plicata we have produced. The clean white ground carries an almost solid 3/8" stitched border of rich, bright violet (Canterbury purple). Styles are solid deep violet, beards are pale blue. Petals very broad, nicely ruffled. Three branches and terminal, about six buds. Pollen fertile. He '73. $25.00. Keith Keppel.|
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