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'Boskoop Beauty'

Very large pale lavender-blue flowers with a deep purplish red bar and deep red anthers. Pruning group 2, or can be group 3 at the expense of the early flowering. Tends to fade in full sun.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.5 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Semi-shade
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: J. de Vink
Country of origin: Holland
Date raised: c1960 i1983
Parentage: Seedling of 'Nelly Moser'
Other name(s): Mis-spelling: 'Boscoop Beauty'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 16-22cm
Tepals: (4-)6-7, overlapping but slightly gappy at base, margins wavy
Leaves: usually simple