2011 - E. Shooter - Stoking the Fire x sdlg - 34” - 5.25” - Mid - Re - Diploid - Dormant - Extended - BC 24 - BR 5 - Lavender rose bitone, petals have a deeper eye and darker lavender veining, creamy edges loop, twist and curl, green heart extends to a chartreuse throat
Silver Rain is a beautiful flower, a slight bicolor that is a subtle blend of pastel water-tones - lavender, rose, blue, silver and white - above a big, green throat. It starts out the day with deeper tones in the morning and fades through the day to lighter, pastel tones with a more obvious eye.
The plant is pretty with good foliage and is mostly senescent (dormant) keeping only a small amount of foliage above ground in the winter. The scapes are strong and the branching is nice. There is good bud count. It frequently reblooms in my garden.
Silver Rain is fertile both ways and is great when crossed with very flat flowers and color changers. It is moderately rust resistant, able to produce rust resistant seedlings when crossed with more resistant plants.