Oakes - 1987 - Diploid - Dormant - 28" scapes - 7.5" flower - Midseason - Spider 4.60:1 - Purple bitone spider with white eyezone and chartreuse throat
Wilson Spider is a lovely older unusual form in the magenta-purple to lavender-pink range with a bluish flush in the eye. The throat is olive turning to chartreuse to white with rays radiating out onto the petals. The foliage is moderately attractive, typical of spider/unusual form types, with fairly short scapes. The foliage is senescent (dormant) and the plant increases well and is very hardy. The flower is large and impressive.
Wilson Spider is fertile both ways and shows moderate rust resistance in my garden. Some of its registered offspring show greater rust resistance and it can produce resistant seedlings when crossed to more resistant cultivars.