FLYING PURPLE PEOPLE EATER
Sandy Holmes Sdlg 3-64 (Purple Suspenders X Tet. Purple Many Faces)
Cascade. Dormant Tetraploid Mid. 10.5", 16 buds, 33” H, 3 Way Branching
FLYING PURPLE PEOPLE EATER has been a steady favorite of our garden visitors because the 10.5 to 11 inch bloom catches everyone's attention. Two important parents, PURPLE SUSPENDERS and PURPLE MANY FACES produced this outstanding dormant! FLYING PURPLE PEOPLE EATER has inherited the vibrant clear color, form, and plant habit of its pollen parent, Ned Roberts' Purple Many Faces. The dark lavender purple color will transitions to a pleasing lighter shade in the evening. Bloom begins in the later part of mid-season. The hotter the temperature the more the flower pinches and twists. I struggled for a right name for this flower. Mike suggested that I should name for the Minnesota Vikings since I spent the past three years working in Minneapolis (and for those of you old enough to remember the song is great too). FLYING PURPLE PEOPLE EATER became the name.
Very pollen fertile, but difficult pod.
FLYING PURPLE PEOPLE EATER CLUMP