Year Introduced: 1869
It may not have a white tube, but Scarcity has other hallmark James Lye features - quality and robustness. A classic, one of his best cultivars, especially recommended for a 1/2 standard.
Free branching, vigorous, ample flowers of excellent form and colour, responds well to training, what's not to like?
Tube: Deep glossy scarlet, quite short and plump.
Sepals: Deep glossy scarlet, broad, held slightly up, recurved tips.
Corolla: Deep purple, matures to lighter shade, 1/4 flared.
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C)||#|