Year Introduced: 1887
Flowers of bright, crisp form and colour start early and are carried freely on a bushy plant, a real beauty. Easy and reliable old cultivar that is also fairly sun tolerant. Antigone is a Greek mythological character (the daughter of Oedipus and his mother Jocasta) whose name means “worthy of one's parents” or “in place of one's parents”. So it would be especially interesting to know its parentage.
Banks was famously ruthless about the quality of his introductions, keeping hardly any from the thousands of seedlings he raised each year. He obviously thought highly of this one, and so do we. Recommended.
Tube: White, waxy.
Sepals: White, slight pink blush, held slightly down, recurved tip.
Corolla: Glowing smokey orange pink, paler base, 1/2 flared.
Foliage: Dark green.
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|