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