Belle of Ashwood
Richard Norris – 2005 – [(Chance Encounter x William Austin Norris) x Pearl Harbor] – Tet – 28” – 6” – EM – Dorm – Re – Clear pink with gold bubbled edge above deep green throat
Of all the pink with golden piecrust edge types I have grown, Belle of Ashwood is my favorite. It is a very strong growing plant that is a fast increaser, and as a senescent (‘dormant’) cultivar that was bred in Ohio, it is very hardy in cold climates. The flower is lovely and it is a strong rebloomer in my garden, producing instant rebloom and usually a third set of scapes as well.
Belle of Ashwood is very fertile both ways and will set copious numbers of seed pods. I have found it to be an excellent breeder for fancy, edged flowers in many colors, on dormant plants and also for rebloom.