Beesknees
Classification:
8 Y-O[ Tazetta ]
Season:
Very Early
Height:
Dwarf - less than 32.5 cm (12.8 in)
Year of first flowering:
1993
Hybridizer:
Registered:
Yes, 2008
Special Class:
New Zealand NDS Miniatures
Seedling Number:
93T22
Descendants:
None
Comments

Fls 5-7 per stem, forming a double triangle, 25 mm wide; perianth segments ovate in outline, rounded at apex, mucronate, brilliant yellow, slightly reflexed, concave, creased and of membranaceous substance, overlapping one-third; the inner segments not noticeably mucronate; corona cup-shaped, smooth, orange, mouth slightly incurved, even, with rim entire. Sweetly scented.

Origin of Name

In the hybridizer’s words: “I have always loved this term – in New Zealand it’s used to describe something that is really good, topnotch. That’s the beesknees. Its the best.”