(sold out; starting a waiting list for next
(Victorian Garden Heavens Applause x Tully Mars)
height 21 in, bloom 5.5 in or more, Sev, season EM, Rebloom, Tetraploid,
BC14, BR 3. Ivory beige petals, very large violet plum and purple pattern
eye, carried onto sepals, thin picotee edge, large green throat; very fertile
both ways. Photos upper right (second) and bottom left (fifth) by Kirsten
Hatfield in Ohio (after a very cold winter; its hardy); third photo (middle
row, left) by Jerry Pillow in Arkansas; photos used with
permission and thanks! Other photos are mine, first one taken outside. Solomon's Sunrise is named
for a friend, Solomon Kahn, who died in a car accident in Thailand in 2012.
You can read more about his life and memories about him on his mother's
DJ Solomon Kahn.
with his fiancee, Nicole Cronin). A quote from Solomon's obituary on SFGate:
didn't care about being cool or hip. His No. 1 goal was to make people
Pat Stamile had a guest plant of Solomon's Sunrise.
Here is his comment: "Solomon's Sunrise bloomed
in the spring and was very nice and I set seed on it. However when it
rebloomed it was absolutely spectacular. Everything seemed to improve on
rebloom-size, patterning, branching. It was a wow."