True giant blooms of lavender pink with white base. Produces show stopping blooms when grown and shown at its best and can achieve a diameter of almost 35-40cms!! This variety is later to flower than most so we would advise stopping mid June for mid September shows. 1.1m. For the best size flowers remove the growing point when 4-5 pairs of leaves have developed and thin resulting side shoots down to allow only 3-4 shoots to develop (2 if for exhibition). Once the terminal bud has developed and is about the size of a 10p piece 4-5 pairs of the side buds can be removed to further maximise flower size. If you are growing solely for garden display then all flowers can be allowed to develop but resulting flowers will be smaller.
|Variety:||Sir Alf Ramsey|
|Flower Colour:||Lavender pink with white base|
|Stopping:||Early to mid June at 4 pairs of leaves|
|Disbudding:||For exhibition the general rule is 1st 4-5 pairs of buds below the terminal bud should be removed|
|Planting Spacing:||For exhibition: 2 row bed. 60 x 60cm apart with 1.2m between beds. Garden: 50-60cm between plants|