I was excited when I saw the first flower of this plant. It wasn't the color I was looking for, but I really felt that the flower had a certain romance to it and a lot of potential.
This is the first flower (July, 2009)
This is from this year (July, 2010)
It seems like the flowers don't open that well when the weather is cool and damp - unfortunately, this is typical in the PNW. Also, the color of the petals is irregular (some seem faded) and I'm not sure exactly why. As well, the petals are too thin. To be honest, I'm little bit disappointed.
I really have high hopes for this one, so I will give it a bit more of a chance. We'll see how it turns out.