Vesper Sparrow

(Moment in the Sun x As Time Goes By) Sev. 6.5 - 7" fl. 28" sc. M 15 - 20 buds. What a lovely combination of these two parents. When Larry Grace guested his plant with me, I crossed it into my purple lines, including one of my favorites, As Time Goes By. The result was these beautiful, very large lavender to rose purple flowers. The form is perfect, with very wide, overlapping petals, surrounded by a heavily ruffled gold edge. At the center of the flower is a green throat, surrounded by a lighter watermark. Vesper Sparrow, along with the other purples being introduced this year, has allowed me to push my purple/lavender program into the large 7” plus flower size that I love. A very important parent, and easily fertile.