Rhonda Fleming
$250

Rhonda Fleming

[(Sultry Smile x Drowning in Desire) x John Peat] x (Gary Colby) Sev. 7" fl. 29" sc. M 20 buds. This is my favorite dark lavender flower in the garden. The flowers are very large with an extremely refined presence. They have a deep green throat surrounded by a light watermark. The petal edges are surrounded by heavily ruffled gold edges. In a sea of lavenders, these stand out by their regal presence. They rarely hang, and are easily fertile both ways. Rhonda Fleming chose this flower to carry her name. She and her husband Darol invited us to their home for lunch in September. While we anticipated a grand time, we had no way of knowing how kind, loving and generous Ms. Fleming is. Ms. Fleming has always dedicated her life to helping others, spearheading the formation of many different charities. Because of her openness and warmth, by the time we left we felt like old friends. This flower is named for not only one of Hollywood’s most famous movie stars, but for a great lady with an enormous heart.