Meeting at the River
Meeting at the River (2014) ((Victorian Days x Chance Encounter) x Butter Cream) X Lavender Heartthrob
Tetraploid 6”, 31”, Dor, Early Midseason, 4 branches, 18 buds, fertile both ways. Lavender bitone with white midrib and a butter yellow watermark above a green throat. I used the fabulous Butter Cream to try to redeem a purple seedling that I'd decided to toss. The result was a whopper in dark lavender with a butter yellow center. I wish I'd saved it, but after a few years I despaired of ever seeing a bud count above ten. So I crossed it with the fine Lavender Heartthrob and selected this beauty to remind me of the journey that is hybridizing. "Meeting at the River" is the title of a beloved CD by Ry Cooder and Vishwan Mohan Bhatt.