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Best Landscaper® 'Miss America'
Orig.: (Mann/v. Steen, 1936)
Group: Lactiflora
Bloom period: Midseason
Bloom week: 4 & 5
Flower form: Semi-double
Height: Medium
USDA zone: 2 to 8
Item number: 0026


Semi-double; large flower, opens blush, particularly in a cool spring, quickly passing to clean white with maturation. Numerous, large petals surround a center cluster of bright yellow stamens. Plants in a high state of growth develop large center petals, giving a mounded profile. Exhibition quality, frequently a show winner. Outstanding plant habit, strong grower, reliable bloomer and excellent performance; makes a stately, medium height bush clad in attractive dark green foliage. Strong stems, mostly free standing, support depends on placement in the landscape.

Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
®; Best Landscaper®; Gold Medal 1956 and 1971; Best of Show 1980; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; hybridizing; attracts pollinators and honey bees.


Species cultivar, P. lactiflora. Parentage: unknown. Seed and pollen fertile, reported seed parent of Norma Volz. 

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