William Reeves


HISTORY

Available in many nurseries in UK and Europe.
Introduced by Pritchards of Christchurch, UK.
A sport of Granat.
Award of Merit RHS 1930.

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ASSESSMENT

A good garden cultivar the dark red form of Granat.
Unfortunately it reverts back to Granat so the two cultivars are often seen in the same clump.
It is difficult to keep the cultivar as a pure colour.

Height of Plant

Tall - 81-100cm

Flowering Time

Mid-season - 16th-31st July

THE PANICLE
  colour Strong purplish-red
  shape Trullate 
  length Medium - 11-25cm
  width Medium - 11-20cm
  density Moderately dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
30°
    length
11cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Strong purplish-red
    shape Obovate
    diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Sepal colour Pure white
  Filament colour Vivid purplish-red
  Carpel colour Very light purple
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THE LEAF
  size   16cm wide x 16cm long  
  colour   Deep green  
  nodes colour   Some red  
  stem colour   Yellowish green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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