Parentage unknown. Unknown first bloom, first propagated XXXX. Midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers are white, 13cm (5”) in diameter, upward facing, and average four per stem. Fragrance noted. Guard petals are notched, and average 5cm (2”) in diameter. Carpels are few or non-existent, light-green with white stigmas. Produces pollen, no seeds noted. Filaments are yellow, and less than 1.2cm (0.5”) in length. Disk is chartreuse-green. Plants reach 91.5cm (36”) at maturity, and carry narrow, green foliage. Growth habit is upright and does not require mechanical support. Produces a profusion of blooms that are well-adapted to cut-flower production – browning not noted. Reliable, and a standout garden subject with layers of soft, ruffled petals. Like a delicious bowl of vanilla ice cream that refreshes on a hot day, the cultivar’s creamy double white blooms bring a breath of classic confidence that we (the registrants) cannot help but return to again, and again. The cultivar was received by the registrants as an unknown farmstead-collected variety originally retrieved from Missouri. Every effort has been made to identify the cultivar as one previously registered, however to no avail. It has, and will for the foreseeable future continue to see distribution under the moniker ‘Mary Wilda’.
Sue Anderson / Leroy Mielke