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'Królowa Bona'

Semi-double to double, flat or flattish, medium-sized flowers, violet-purple with a purple-red bar which becomes paler as the flower matures. Filaments creamy white; anthers pale yellow. Seed heads persistent.

Bona Sforza d'Aragona (2nd February 1494 – 19th November 1557) was Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania, and the second wife of Sigismund I the Old.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul | Aug
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: S Marczynski
Country of origin: Poland
Date raised: r2013 n2021 i2022
Parentage: S. M cross ‘36-113-04’ (s) × ‘Jerzy Popie?uszko’
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 9-12 cm
Tepals: 6-8 with up to 40 staminodes; 5-6.5 cm long x 3-4 cm wide, broadly elliptic, overlapping, with slightly wavy margins (particularly in the semi-double to double flowers), rounded (but with a distinct apiculus) to acute at tip, tip sometimes recurved, outside of sepals with light grey hairs

People:  Click the name(s) for information about:

Szczepan Marczynski