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Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Monnier, Debbie & Ron, (US)
Year Introduced: 2012
Height 65cm
Spread 70cm


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.

AFS 8140

Parentage: Annabel x Snowy Summit.

DebRons White Linen No 8140 (Monnier 2012)

Double. Upright/Trailer

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

Self branching

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.

Flower Size
Giant (6cm +) #
Flower Type
Double #
Semi Trailing #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #