Paul's Blessing (2014) Rose Masterpiece X Ballerina On Ice
Tetraploid 6.5”, 36”, Dor, Midseason, 4 branches, 20 buds, fertile both ways. Glowing orange chiffon, a blend of pastel pink and melon with rose hints and a yellow to green throat. Color varies with weather and time of day. Ruffled open form, most often recurved, with moderate sculpting on the surface and a yellow to green throat. Midribs sometimes a white lavender color. This flower has poise and garden presence! My good friend Paul Aucoin has often sent me some of his seeds, and this flower is one good result. Paul's blessing is the Sanskrit word, "Shantih"
At 6:30 pm on a summer day, it still looks great: