Formerly known as "my unk favorite."
I've liked this spider for years now not only because of its clear color (dark burgundy/purple,) but the height is just out of this world, over 5 feet and always upright. Nothing awesome about the face, but does have nice green throat and delicate ruffles. Decent branching (18 or so budcount), blooms for a very long time with the blooms (6 inches) very well spaced apart from each other, still not quite done finishing up MLa on August 13.
Through conversation with a customer, my lightbulb went off and I looked in my old studbook and there it was! Daisy x my purple spider (a seedling which I still have, but probably won't register.) The seedling gives this puppy its wonderful color, while Daisy gives it its ruffles. Since Daisy seems to be a southerner for me, I'm wondering if this baby won't do well in lots of locations?