'Sophistication' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1983). Seedling# H78-27C. TB, 30" (76 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards pink (RHS 56C), deepening at base; falls near white, edged pink, laced; medium blue beard (may fade in hot sun), red orange in throat. 'Lovely Kay' X seedling# H76-26A: ('Sugarplum Fairy' x 'Heavenly Harmony'). Mission Bell 1984. Honorable Mention 1986.
|From AIS Bulletin #252, January 1984 Introducing SOPHISTICATION-30", ML. The shining whiteness of the falls below medium pink standards calls attention to this lovely. But closer inspection gives the impression thisis sophistication! Wide petals are elegantly fluted. Flaring falls have wide pink rims of precise fluting, touched with lace. In the cool of the morning-or on a coolish day medium blue beards accent the white falls. Hot sun may fade them, but having seen these beards (red-orange in the throat), they and their promise are not forgotten. Strong, 30-inch stalks easily carry numerous flowers through moderate wind and storm. (Lovely Kay X (Sugarplum Fairy x Heavenly Harmony)). #H-78-27C. HC '83. Net $25.00. Mission Bell.|
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