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
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#'

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AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Bradley McCarson, USA
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: John Scheepers Bulbs, Inc., USA
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: John E. Colley, England
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Trevor Rollinson, New Zealand
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Brenda Lyon, Australia
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Ian Scroggy, Northern Ireland
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Theodore E. Snazelle, USA
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Kirby Fong, USA
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Ben Blake, USA
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Old House Gardens Heirloom Bulbs, USA
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Gordon Coombes, New Zealand
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Ralph Sowell, USA
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Ian Scroggy, Northern Ireland
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Tom Stettner, USA
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Tony James, England
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Tony James, England
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Tony James, England
AvalancheAvalanche, 8 W-Y, T.M. Dorrien Smith, Isles of Scilly, 1955, Isles of Scilly 
Photo: Kirby Fong, USA
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