Raiser: William Bishop
Colour: Cream suffused rosy mauve.
General: Probably the most reliable variety available, and should be in every grower's collection. Even plants that are not particularly well grown will produce blooms of fair quality. It has a good constitution, producing both bloom and cutting material. The blooms are easily dressed, and have the texture of good quality silk. Good in vases or on boards and an excellent variety for those taking their first steps in showing.
Cultivation: Such is its vigour, this variety can carry 4 or 5 flowering stems; even so I restrict it to only 3. It does have a lank habit, and yet still produces a mass of basal shoots which root easily.
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