THISTLES AND THORNS    TET 67404 {[(Lifting Me Higher x Fortune`s Dearest) x (Forbidden Desires x Tet Lavender Blue Baby)] x (Filled to Overflowing x Heartbeat of Heaven)}, 30 (range of 24-32, depending on type of soil where it is planted), M, Sev, fr, Re (MN instant rebloom on most fans) 6, 5-way (3 laterals plus a V, with range of 4-6 way), 30 buds (with range of 20-40). Violet purple with lavender watermark and edge plus white sharks teeth and a yellow to green throat. An AMAZINGLY consistent flower in terms of the bloom, scape, rebloom, performance the summer after planting. One of my very best. Pretty, flawless blooms on every scape every day. The 1st and 4th pictures are on its sharkiest day; pictures 2 and 3 are more typical days. (Note: it wont shark much if highs dont get out of the 60s and low 70s; otherwise not an issue). Holds great in heat and sun. Good opener. Fertile both ways with sharky kids (click here to see a few). Good reports from its test in Cleveland where it was setting pods in high heat.


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