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Flower Name

Ceylon

Division: 

2 - Large-Cupped Info

Colors: 

Y - O

Season: 

Early to Mid-Season

Height: 

Standard - 32.5 to 67.5 cm (12.8 to 26.6 in)

Hybridizer: 

J. Lionel Richardson

Country: 

Ireland

Year of first flowering: 

pre 1943, registered with the RHS

Seed Parent:

Marksman

Pollen Parent:

Diolite

Chromosomes: 

27 or 28

Pedigree Chart:
Pedigree Tree
Fertility: 

Both Seed and Pollen fertile

Used as parent: 

21 times as seed, 54 times as pollen

Descendants:
Descendants Tree
Special Class:
ADS Classics

Awards:

AGM 1995; Wister 1994; *FCC (p) 1974; *FCC (g) 1962; *AM (g) 1961; FCC (e) 1948; AM (e) 1946; PC 1945; 

Comments: 

Fl. 100 mm wide; perianth segments broadly ovate, blunt, vivid yellow with white mucro, spreading or slightly inflexed, plane, with a metallic sheen, with midrib showing, overlapping 1/3 to a 1/2 the inner segments a little narrower, sometimes with a 'thumb' at the margin, inflexed, a little creased and with margins slightly wavy; corona short funnel-shaped, vivid orange mouth straight, split in places and overlapping, lightly frilled, with rim crenate.

Received the Royal Horticultural Society(RHS) Award of Garden Merit(AGM) in 1995 and the award was rescinded by the RHS in 2012.

 

 

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