Parentage unknown, but it originated from seeds and plants collected by Sir Peter Smithers in Japan, from which seeds of these made their way to Dr. Bürge in Switzerland, and in turn seedlings of those were obtained by Rolf Vogt and Anna Katharina Vogt-Barth. ‘Schweizer Spitze’ is a selection from those seedlings. First bloomed 2005. First propagated 2017. SEMI-DOUBLE. Large white flowers, 1 per stem, 8½ inches in size (21 cm). Petals are ruffled, frilled, notched, but evenly so, giving the overall lacy effect for which the flower is named. Carpels 5 in number, white-yellowish, with stigmas the same, somewhat feathered but capable of seed production. Pollen bearing stamens. Sheath white-yellowish. Fragrance. Growth habit is broadly spreading, mature height 40 inches (100 cm). Early to mid-season bloom period. The name gives reference to the Swiss city of St Gallen, renowned for lace and embroidery production as early as the 15th century and continuing to the present, albeit on a much smaller scale.
Vogt / Giessler