IMPRESS ME 2013 introduction
A really surprising result out of RUFFLED STRAWBERRY PARFAIT X IMPRESS ME ..a soft peach with a lavender eye and edge. Click for a closeup and see if you can see the diamond Dusting.
seedling (IMPRESS ME X ABLAZE IN GLORY) showing red teeth! Both parents exhibit strong saturated reds.
When I first saw IMPRESS ME, I wrote down the word "Impressive" in my record book and went on to the other plants, smiling all the way.
I have never failed to be impressed by the brilliant cranberry red that just seems to glow, especially since it is offset by the vivd green throat. Then when the white midribs puncutate the bloom, reminding me of a star, I just can't resist it.
I love its form, being distinct in its own self; I especially like the flaring of the petals. Add a beautiful light pink-white watermark and edge, and I hope you will agree with me that this is a plant that will IMPRESS ME and you!
(I AM ALSO IMPRESSED WITH HER VERY LONG BLOOM CYCLE AND I HOPE YOU WILL BE TOO).
The pedigree is: JOAN DERIFIELD X UKN -but very possible it is STARTLE since I have seen consistent teeth being given to 'her' progeny, as you can see by the photos that follow. For those interested, the pollen parent of the seedlings below is my Spring 2013 Introduction ABLAZE IN GLORY and you can click on the Introduction Page and his own page to see more about him and more of his offspring.
(JOAN DERIFIELD X UKN)
STATS: 32 x 5.5
20 buds 3way branching
PRICE: $37 DF