R. L. Wheeler

R. L. Wheeler

R. L. Wheeler

ACS Registration Number 20
Year Registered 1949

Eight-year-old chance seedling first flowered 1948. Originated by Central Georgia Nurseries, Macon, Georgia, from seed of unknown parents gathered in the garden of Dr. W. G. Lee, of Macon, Georgia.  Patent Number 1137, October 1952.

Bloom: Large, rose-pink, semi-double to anemone, up to 5 inches across. Outer petals, of heavy texture, are twisted and folded. Inner petals, semi-erect, framing a mass of stamens which fan out in a solid circle. Filaments and anthers yellow.

Leaf: Leaves large, mid to dark green, ovate, glossy, stiff, thick, 12 cm x 6 cm average, apex acuminate, serrations wide and shallow.

Plant: Plant growth rapid and upright.