Origin:  Introduced in 1887 by James Vick and Sons of Rochester, New York. It is suspected to be a hybrid because of its large flower size and the fact that its purported parents 'Honorine Jobert' has low pollen fertility and was known at the time not to have set seed for almost thirty years. This goes against Vick's assumption that it was a chance seedling.
RHS Hardiness Zone
Description and Growing Information
Up to 30 oblong, partly twisted tepals.
Root cuttings collected in the autumn and cut into 5 cm lengths and placed horizontally in flats barley covering the top. Water and place in a cold frame until growth appears and then pot individually.