Rice, A + J, 2004
27” scapes, 5.5” flowers, early midseason,
semi-evergreen, tet. (FRANKLIN EDWARD LEAGUE X SHAKA ZULU)
These majestic flowers are a deep regal purple with a velvety sheen.
The saturated color is set off by a large green throat, pinkish purple
watermark and a fine white line around all flower segments. Remarkably
sunfast for such a dark color. Fertile both ways. Theodore Klein was
one of the preeminent nurserymen in Kentucky during the Twentieth