Cromarty
Classification:
1 Y-Y[ Trumpet Long-Cupped ]
Season:
Mid-Season
Height:
Dwarf - less than 32.5 cm (12.8 in)
Year of first flowering:
1925
Registered:
Yes, 1930
Special Class:
ADS Historics
Seedling Number:
53/A/25
Chromosomes:
28
Fertility:
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
21 times as seed, 19 times as pollen
Comments

Fl. 100 mm wide; perianth segments broadly ovate, brilliant yellow 13B, with slight white mucro, spreading, plane, smooth, overlapping half; the inner segments narrower and a little inflexed, with margins wavy; corona cylindrical, slightly darker in tone (13A) than the perianth segments, with rim flanged and regularly crenate. Dwarf. Mid-season.

Origin of Name

Most likely named for the county town Cromarty and Cromarty Firth, located near Brodie Castle. Cromarty is derived from the Galeic ‘crom’ (crooked) and from ‘bati’ (bay), or from ‘ard’ (height), meaning either the ‘crooked bay’ or the ‘bend between the heights’.