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'Forever' (Early Large Flowered)

Medium to large, single or semi-double, pink flowers with darker central veins and an attractive silvery sheen. Yellow anthers. Originally called 'Mercury'. Not to be confused with a Fretwell Integrifolia Group cultivar of the same name; despite not looking like an integrifolia this cultivar has also been marketed as integrifolia 'Forever'.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun | Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Barry Fretwell
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: rb2006 i2006
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): 'Mercury' (Fretwell);integrifolia 'Forever'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 14-16cm
Tepals: 5-7; overlapping, apiculate