King's Reign
$100

King's Reign

(Tet. Grace Pierce x Bella Serra) (Cristofori's Encore x Belize) Sev. 6" fl. 29" sc. M. 15-20 buds. Good rust resistance. Fertile both ways. Larry Grace converted and crossed Tet. Grace Pierce into his lines to get the very wide, blunt sepals into his lines, and was kind enough to share his genetics with me. I brought that line into my purples, with the wonderful result of King's Reign, with its very wide, blunt sepals. The flowers carry the deep, rich purple color of my best purple lines. The blooms have a deep green throat, a lighter watermark and a wire gold edge, surrounding the nicely ruffled petals. An important breeder for beautifully formed purples.