George Gershwin
Classification:
2 W-O[ Large-Cupped ]
Season:
Mid-Season
Height:
Standard - 32.5 to 67.5 cm (12.8 to 26.6 in)
Year of first flowering:
1985
Registered:
Yes, 2000
Seedling Number:
80-129-5
Used as parent:
1 time as pollen
Comments

Fl. forming a double triangle, 88 mm wide, facing up; perianth segments oblong, very broad, shouldered at base, spreading, with margins incurved, smooth and of heavy substance, with midrib showing, overlapping; the inner segments narrower and slightly inflexed; corona funnel-shaped, smooth, mid-orange, mouth ribbed and expanded, frilled, with rim flanged and dentate. Sunproof. Sweetly scented. Resembles an improved ‘Johann Strauss’ of paler color.

Origin of Name

In the tradition of its pollen parent, a composer’s name was chosen.