Empress of Ireland
Classification:
1 W-W[ Trumpet Long-Cupped ]
Season:
Early to Mid-Season
Height:
Standard - 32.5 to 67.5 cm (12.8 to 26.6 in)
Registered:
Yes, before 1952
Special Class:
ADS Classics
Chromosomes:
28
Fertility:
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
50 times as seed, 118 times as pollen
Comments

Fl. forming a double triangle, 100-120 mm wide, creamy white; perianth segments broadly ovate, slightly mucronate, spreading, plane or a little concave, smooth, overlapping half or more; inner segments more narrowly ovate, shouldered at base, inflexed at base, reflexed towards apex, margins wavy or incurved; cup is cylindrical, very lightly ribbed, appearing to be a darker tone than the perianth, expanded and lightly frilled mouth, rim widely rolled and shallowly crenate.

Received the Royal Horticultural Society(RHS) Award of Garden Merit(AGM) in 1993 and the award was rescinded by the RHS in 2012.