Cobalt Rings
$300

Cobalt Rings

COBALT RINGS (Front Cover) -- (Ruffles Have Ripples x Laws of Illusion) Sev. 6-7" fl. 32" sc. M. 25 buds. Fertile both ways. Very good rust resistance, and a strong, vigorous grower. The flowers of Cobalt Rings are so complex, I am not sure where to begin describing them. The petal self is a pale lavender pink with a deep green throat. The flowers have a complex patterned eye with bands of blue, violet, charcoal and white. The pattern continues around the tightly crimped and heavily ruffled petal edges as a multiple banded burgundy, violet and gold edge. The pattern varies with the weather, sometimes the pattern eye takes up half of the petal surface, and at other times the eye is a deep, dark blue. When my friend and fellow hybridizer, Richard Taylor, saw the maiden bloom, he got goose bumps and I thought he was going to cry. One of the most important breaks of my 26 years of hybridizing.