Taken 17th July 2006. New this year, it has a strange eye. Other buds showing the same. I can't wait to see the end result!
The back view. Interesting development! The stem seems to be strong,
Taken 21st July 06. As good as it got before rain damaged it, the outer petals fell off and the remaining centre had more white petals.
Taken 25th July. The first flower after rain knocked off outer petals, centre petals more white. Next two smaller and whiter, heat may have done that.
This is what my Vancouver looks like.
Taken 3rd August 06. My second plant's flowers started with mostly white and some purple, cold weather turned it to a sharply different colour.
Big, Bold, and Beautiful
Very frist bloom
Waiting for the new bud to open. frist bloom