Bette Jean Daugharty

Bette Jean Daugharty

Bette Jean Daugharty

Year Registered 2009
ACS Registration Number 2781

This 8-year-old C. reticulata hybrid first bloomed in 2005. It is a cross of C. reticulata 'Suzanne Withers' x C. reticulata 'Nita McRae' first flowered in 2005 and was originated by E. Hulyn Smith, Valdosta, Georgia.

Bloom: This very large 6" x 3 1/2" [7" x 3 1/2" treated] semi-double flower is light or clear pink with golden anthers and yellow filaments. The blooms have heavy petal texture and a special fluorescence or sheen. The flowers of this profuse bloomer fall in one piece, are long lasting, and have consistent form. The flowers are very frosted, with tall heavy petals.

Leaf: The dark green leaves average 4 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Plant: Strong upright growth. The plant is suitable for exhibition use.

Bloom season: Midseason to late.