Eighth Wonder
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Eighth Wonder

(Cobalt Rings x Blue Riviera) x (Limitless Wonder x Mysterious Zodiac) Sev. 6-7" fl. 26" 2+Y sc. M, 26 buds. Fertile both ways, cold hardy and excellent rust tolerance. Who could have imagined, not too long ago, flowers like these? A bubbly chartreuse edge frames the triple color ruffled edge. The base color is soft lilac and the green throat opens to a dark lavender eye which travels around the petals as a wide picotee. There is a gap at the terminal of the midrib which usually prevents the edges from getting caught on each other. This cultivar is an excellent representation of several breeding goals combined into one masterpiece: blue eyes and picotees, gnarly gold edges, ruffled petals, bloom size and plant habit all reach a zenith here. After so many generations these traits show increasing dominance and this variety has produced some outstanding progeny. This marvel of nature is 220.