Leo Lazar
$250

Leo Lazar

Velvet Throne x (Electric Red x Ruby Pearl Sullivan) Dor. 6" fl. 26" sc. M 20 buds. Good rust resistance, cold hardy and fertile both ways. These plants go completely dormant during cold winters, but are strong, vigorous growers in Florida. When I first saw the maiden bloom of this flower, it stopped me in my tracks. I called over Richard and we both stood looking at in shock for a long time. I knew immediately that I had to name it for someone very special in my life. I thought of naming it for my wife, but she prefers pastels. I then realized that I wanted to name it for Leo Lazar, my mentor and dear friend over the decades. The flowers are a saturated dark red self above a green throat and a lighter watermark that continues along the petal edges as a lighter picotee, surrounded by a bubbly gold edge. Our most heavily used reds of recent years because of its shocking beauty and dormancy.