GRADUATION (Havens) 1976 2W-WWP. M. 13"(Empress of Ireland x Accent) E64-1/1.
Very few seedlings from this series gave any of the hoped for pink coloring, but this is an attractive flower with a white perianth and a rather long, trumpet shaped crown of white, shaded with quite pure pink near the mouth.
It should be of value for breeding pink trumpets.
DESERT BELLS (Mitsch) 1984 7W-Y. L. 12" (Quick Step x juncifolius) II134/1. Small flowers, two or three on a stem, with flat perianths and attractive goblet shaped crowns.
Very late in the season, this one is floriferous and distinctive in that it opens yellow and after a day or two it is basically white, the cup remaining a pale lemon.
Most newly opened clusters have some white and some yellow blooms in the same cluster.
PHALAROPE (Mitsch) 1985 6W-Y. E. 33 cm. (Titania x N. cyclamineus) JJ81/5.
A beautiful cyclamineus of classical form somewhat similar to Perky, but this one has a long narrow crown accentuated by a more flared and ruffled rim, the entire corona of clear lemon yellow. The reflexed perianth has relatively broad segments.
One of the very early flowers, it is floriferous, characterized with cyclamineus grace.