Year Introduced: 2012
A truly sumptuous giant double from the Monniers, but without any coarseness; it is a refined and beautiful flower. If we had to guess, we'd say it was so named because of the way it looks from below. You see a distinctly square outline, with a mass of white petals, rather like a 3D lacy tablecloth.
Our current photo was taken in the very hot summer of 2013 and really doesn't do the plant justice. This one needs to be sheltered from the excesses of wind, rain and sun. The blooms (which are freely produced on a healthy plant) tend to bruise and can also develop brown patches in prolonged wet weather. Yes, she is a bit of a primadonna, but she's worth a little cossetting, to coax those glorious pure white flowers to show at their magnificent best.
Tube: White, green tinge, short.
Sepals: Broad, white, with greenish recurved tips, held half down.
Corolla: Fully double, three quarter flared, white. The petal edges are lightly waved and toothed. Only the stamens and pistil are pink.
Foliage: Mid green.
Parentage: Annabel x Snowy Summit.
DebRons White Linen No 8140 (Monnier 2012)
COROLLA: three quarter flared, turned up, lightly wavy and toothed petal margins; opens and matures white (155A); 40mm (1 9/16") long 30mm (1 3/16") wide
PETALOIDS: Same color as corolla; 20mm (3/4") long x 18mm (11/16") wide
SEPALS are half down, tips recurved; white (155A) tipped greenish white (157A) upper surface; white (155A) lower surface; 65mm (2 9/16") long x 30mm (1 3/16") wide
TUBE is greenish white (157A); short, medium width; 15mm (9/16") long x 10mm (3/8") wide
STAMENS extend 7mm (1/4") beyond the corolla; pink (62A) filaments; white (155A) anthers
PISTIL extends 30mm (1 3/16") beyond the corolla; white (155B) style; white (155A) stigma
BUD is lanceolate shaped
FOLIAGE is medium green (137B) upper surface; medium green (137C) lower surface
Leaves are 100mm (4") long x 50mm (2") wide, ovate shaped, serrate edges, acute tips, rounded bases
Veins and stems are magenta (63A), branches are brown to reddish purple
PARENTAGE: Annabel x Snowy Summit
Lax upright or stiff trailer
Makes good basket or standard
Prefers overhead filtered light, cool climate
Best bloom and foliage color in filtered light
Tested 3 years in Portland, Oregon, USA
Distinguished by color, bloom size and profuse blooms.
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