(SF$200 spring, very
F012C (Victorian Garden Heavens Applause x Tully Mars)
height 21 in, bloom 5.5 in or more, Sev, season EM,
Rebloom, Tetraploid, BC14, BR 3. Ivory beige petals, very large violet plum
and purple pattern eye, carried onto sepals, thin picotee edge, large green
throat; very fertile both ways. Photos upper right (second) and bottom left
(fifth) by Kirsten Hatfield in Ohio (after a very cold winter; its hardy);
last photo by Jerry Pillow, in Arkansas;
photos used with permission. Other photos are mine, first one taken outside.
Solomon's Sunrise is named for a friend, Solomon Kahn, who died in a car
accident in Thailand in 2012. You can read more about his life and memories
about him on his mother's blog:
DJ Solomon Kahn.
Solomon Kahn with his fiancee, Nicole Cronin). A quote from Solomon's
obituary on SFGate: "He
didn't care about being cool or hip. His No. 1 goal was to make people
Pat Stamile had a guest plant of Solomon's Sunrise.
Here is his comment: "Solomon's Sunrise bloomed
in the spring and was very nice and I set seed on it. However when it
rebloomed it was absolutely spectacular. Everything seemed to improve on
rebloom-size, patterning, branching. It was a wow."