J’s Golden Gift: Our 2014 seedling of Gladys O’Neal. A medium grower with very large blooms to 4.5″. Summer heat produces boldly colored flowers. Deep gold centers, fading to white with deep raspberry red petal edges. Heavy red striations. Somewhat of a late starter each season, J’s Golden Gift makes up for it by producing blooms much later into the season than most varieties. With late season cooler temps blooms are lighter in color and more yellowish with lighter striations, always with raspberry edges on petals. Tends to split into 3 branches with each bloom.
Medium fragrance, a traditional tropical island scent.
J’s Golden Gift will produce multiple seed pods, but can be finicky about holding all of them through to fruition. The pods that stay through maturity will be larger in size.