John Evelyn
Classification:
2 W-O[ Large-Cupped ]
Season:
Early to Mid-Season
Height:
Standard - 32.5 to 67.5 cm (12.8 to 26.6 in)
Registered:
Yes, before 1920
Special Class:
ADS Historics
Chromosomes:
28
Fertility:
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
37 times as seed, 14 times as pollen
Comments

Fl. 94 mm wide; perianth segments very broadly ovate, blunt or truncate, fairly prominently mucronate, creamy white, spreading, with wavy margins, overlapping half; inner segments less obviously mucronate, margins nicked and more strongly wavy; cup broad and shallow, heavily ribbed, apricot orange, with a darker tone at rim, mouth with deep and overlapping lobes heavily frilled; a number of short strap-shaped growths irregularly placed on the outside of the cup.

Origin of Name

Copeland named this flower John Evelyn, after an English writer who lived in the early part of the 18th Century, because Evelyn wrote so well about gardens.