|*BULGARI -- [As Time
Goes By x (J. T. Davis x Tet. Siloam Ralph Henry)] Sev. 6.5" fl. 24"
sc. M 20 buds. Bulgari is one of the most beautiful purple
flowers in my garden. I have always loved this flower, and it has
been the number one pick of many visitors. The rose to violet
purple flowers seem to have a velvet sheen. At the center
of the flower is a deep green throat. The flowers are surrounded
by a heavy gold edge, with the petal edges being not just ruffled, but
tightly pleated and crimped, often showing looping angel wings.
With all of its extraordinary beauty, I have to admit that I wish it
had a taller scape. In my garden, the flowers float just above
the foliage. Had it been on a taller scape, I would have held
this plant for a front cover. It is gorgeous in the garden, and
bred with taller plants, it has been a wonderful parent. The flowers
are very fertile both ways, easily setting pods. Rich, opulent