Otha Shaffer

Otha Shaffer

Otha Shaffer

ACS Registration Number 2529
Year Registered 2000
Species japonica
Variety Otha Shaffer
Bloom Color orchid to deep pink
Bloom Size medium
Bloom Season early to late
Growth Habit spreading and dense growth
Growth Rate average
Originator/Registered By/Propagator Otha Shaffer and grafted by Dr. Howard Smith if Gainesville, Florida
Year Originated first bloomed 1985; registered 2000
Place of Origination Madison, Florida
Pollen Parent
Seed Parent chance seedling
Age/First Bloom/Introduced This 20-25 year old chance C. japonica seedling first bloomed in 1985.
General Bloom The orchid to deep pink semidouble, loose peony to double flower has yellow anthers. Flowers have 13 petals with 197 petaloids and measures 3.5 x 2 inches untreated and 4 x 2.5 inches untreated and 4 x 2.5 inches treated. Blooms show unique color, consistent form and are suitable for exhibition.
Plant & Leaves Spreading with dense average growth and has landscape possibilities. Flowers fall in one piece.