PASSION'S PINK PETUTTI is a vibrant, clear hot pink with lighter watermark, yellow/green throat, white midrib and white edge. It has a 6.5" bloom, is 32" tall, and has 23 buds on four way branching. It's Mid season, but continuously sends up scapes, blooming into October. Hardy, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Fertile both ways. ( sdlg #723.1998)
PASSION'S SUN KISSED GLOW, being sun sensitive, goes from a strong orange in the morning to a light sweet tangerine by evening, always showing pale green throat, and light lemon/white ruffled edge. Blooms are 6" on a 26" to 28" high scape. It sends up two fans, in the Spring, from each fan, when it's happy, with 17 buds per scape on three way branching. Being a rebloomer, it continues to send up additional scapes from Mid season into August and September. Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, and fertile both ways. (sdlg #92.1998)
A very, very distinctive, double eyed, edged and bi-color, Passion's Promise kid. Like it's parent, VENETIAN RULER changes according to sun exposure, but each is more beautiful than the other. Blooms are 7", scapes 28" high, 16 buds on three way branching. Throws multiple scapes per fan. Mid-Late season blooming into August. Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid. Fertile both ways. Good parent. Held for increase. (sdlg #23.98) Full sibling to Venetian Jester. ( Released in 2015)
WHISPERING BLUE EYED WITCH is a clear lavender self, with light blue/lavender watermark, and an extended lime green throat. It's an Unusual Form with spatulate petals, and quilled and twisted sepals. With a 6" flower on a 38" graceful upright scape and three way branching, and 23 buds, it blooms Mid-Late season, thru August. Both pod and pollen fertile. (sdlg 29.2001)
WHISPERING GRAND DAME is a light cool pink, with lavender eye, white midrib, and yellow green throat on a very tall 52" upright, strong scape that "Looks you in the eye." The large blooms are 6.5" when recurved, and 10" when open, with 21 buds and three way branching. When established and allowed to set deep roots, becomes 25% polytepalous. Mid-Late season, blooms thru August. Semi-Evergreen, Diploid. Fertile both ways. Another favorite in the garden. (sdlg #115.97)
Lovely, distinctive, pinched, pale peach self, with darker blended eye and pale green throat. There are ruffles on both the petals and sepals. WHISPERING MAIDEN OF THE MIST has a firm waxy texture and holds up very well. It has 6" blooms on a 40" high scape and when established has 34 buds and 5 way branching. It is a low percent poly, 25% to 40%. Blooms Mid season thru late. Semi-Evergreen, Diploid, Fertile both ways. Passes along it's distinctive coloring and texture to it's kids.
WHISPERING PINK BUBBLE DANCER is the ideal name for this bloom. The bloom is a pale, clear cool pink self, with a pale white yellow/green throat and pale white yellow ruffled, bubbled, edges. The clump looks like ruffled bubbles dancing in the garden. Very distinctive and lovely, everyone wants it when they see it in bloom. A round 6" flower, 27" tall, blooms Mid season, is semi-evergreen, tetraploid, and fertile both ways. (sdlg #90.1998)
PURPLE FROG PRINCE is tall and statley, just as a prince should be, with it's dark purple self, bright lime green throat, and white mid ribs. The bloom is round and 5.5" when recurved, but 10" when not. It's 45" high on an upright strong scape, with 18 buds and three three way branching, blooming Mid season into August. A vigorous semi-evergreen, it's diploid, and fertile both ways.
Tall and graceful, WHISPERING TANGERINE TANGO is a bright, burn your eyes out, orange self with lighter tangerine throat and sepals. An Unusual Form, cascade, it's also a bicolor and very noticeable anywhere in the garden. 7" bloom when recurved, 10" when not it has lightly ruffled petals and sepals. 42" high with 19 buds on 3 way, well spaced branching. Late season, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid. Very fertile both ways. (sdlg #422.98)
The grandparent for much of my "Whispering" line. WHISPERING VIOLET WATER WALTZ first bloomed in 1996, but was never registered until 2014. It throws great lavenders, purples, green throats, narrow petals, unusual forms and bi-colors. Also a good polytepalous parent. 10" Bloom, 45" High, 24 buds on four way branching. A great garden plant, increases very well, and very hardy.
(sdlg #421.97) (Released 2015)
WHISPERING WHIRLING ENCHANTMENT is an Unusual Form with a personality all it's own. It's a crispate with spatulate ruffled petals and quilled, twisted sepals. Blue lavender with dark blue lavender etched eye and large green throat it has a 5.5" bloom, is 34" high, and has 22 buds on four way well spaced branching. Early-Mid season thru August. Semi-Evergreen, Diploid, Fertile both ways.
WHISPERING WHITE TUTU is a Creamy White Double, with ruffled petals that look like a ballerina's tutu. With 5" blooms, on a 31" high scape, it has 14 buds, on three way branching. It's vigorous, blooms Early-Mid thru August, sending up lots of scapes. Semi-Evergreen, Diploid. Fertile both ways. Has been a good parent, throwing clear colored doubles for future introduction.