Avalanche
Classification:
8 W-Y[ Tazetta ]
Season:
Early to Mid-Season
Height:
Tall - greater than 67.5 cm (26.6 in)
Year of first flowering:
1906
Selected by:
Registered:
Yes, 1955
Special Class:
ADS Historics
Chromosomes:
31 + 1B
Fertility:
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
15 times as seed
Comments

Flowering date pre1906; Fls about 10 per stem, 33 mm wide; perianth segments broadly ovate, blunt, mucronate, reflexed, concave, ribbed, overlapping half; the inner segments truncate; corona bowl-shaped, brilliant greenish yellow, smooth, mouth straight or slightly constricted, with some shallow lobing, rim entire. Strongly scented. Grand Monarque select form.

It is said that Avalanche was found growing on the side of a cliff above the Isles of Scilly.

Synonyms:

'Seventeen Sisters in the South', 'Seventeen Sisters#'