Brugmansia 'Vermilion Sky'
pod parent: 'Super Pink'
pollen parent: 'Double Dark Rosetta'
breeder: Volker Sanders
nationality: DE (Germany)
seedling parent: RJ La Fraugh (US)
flower: double, nodding
color: pink (orange/pink combinations)
corolla teeth: long, reflexed
leaves: bright green - elliptic
Fragrance Notes: Sweet Tangerine and Jasmine notes
Congratulations, RJ! That's a beauty!
Thank you so much Teresa! Now all of the people who have seeds I've passed out over the last 2-3 years can name the parent, because this was the only seedling from that batch which made the 'final cut', and used the pollen or pod from lol
Side story.... Someone asked me where I came up with the name, and it's actually a double entendre, yet somewhat spectacular to me. One evening strolling the plants, I saw it's big flush with flowers opened in all different stages on it's crown, and there was a beautiful sunset with a pink and orange summer sky. I've heard the term as a "Vermilion Sky" used for that type of sunset, and it resembled the color of the flowers at their prime. Then, secondly I was so proud of Volker and his achievement, that I wanted to name the flower after Volker Sanders, in response to it, he said he never wants anything with his name on it (and I quote "I will stop pollinating when I see my name on a flower") lol. So honoring that, I wanted to have his initial V in the name. The fact that "S" as in Sky and Sanders was in there was the second sign this is truly the name it should have.
Here's a photo of them opening day from last July. At 3:00 in the afternoon, they're already colored up and by the night time, the color just richens with the fuchsias and oranges begin to take the background. It's really a beautiful sight. The best part for me is the fragrance. Intense, like Tangerines and Jasmine.
It's absolutely stunning! I LOVE the look, the description of the fragrance and your story about VS! That really means something!
The flowers on my icon are this cultivar. Last night, I inspected and am excited to see Vermilion Sky forming tiny buds, which means it won't be long before I can post more photos of flowers.