2012 Introductions



(N. Ripley 2013) Tet. 05NRK022 (sdlg x sdlg). Love of Daddy Oh is a clear saturated color of red/purple with the look of velvet, and lots of ruffling. In early morning, the color photographs redder, but the flower is more purple then red. Sometimes the ruffles are white and sometimes light yellow, depending on light and temperatures. 6" flower, height 32", bud count 20, ML, foliage dormant, here but I think semi-evergreen farther south, strong green foliage that didn't have the yellowing some plants did the summer of 2012 in the dry heat, sets pods easily and pollen good. Love of Daddy Oh throws great kids with lots of ruffles and opens easily. I am using it myself heavily. Love of Daddy Oh throws teeth as well as wonderful ruffling when bred that way. Kid by Love of Daddy Oh 'God Given', which was garden name, is now registered as introduction for 2018. Double fan, $50.00.

Beloved parents Guy & Ruth Hicks




(N. Ripley 2012) Tet. 07NR115W ((Nan's First Blush x Light Years Away) x sdlg). An exciting patterned eyed Tet, sets pods easily. 5.75" flower, 30" height, E, 3 way branching, 18 buds more when established, sometimes you can see little white teeth on parts of the petal. Pink self with patterned much darker eye with thumb print, deep green throat. Throws patterns when bred that way. Double fan, $50.00.

In Rich Howard's Greenhouse




(N. Ripley 2012)
(N. Ripley) Tet. 05NR076 (sdlg x Palace Garden Beauty). Dormant in my garden, could be semi in your gardens, 4 way branching, 25 buds, 34" height, 6" flower, MLa, Lavender self, dark blueish eye and dark blue Picotee edge finishing in white, dark green throat. Throws very round flowers and blue eyes if breed that way. Very nice ruffled edges on off-spring. Easy pod and pollen fertile. This flower was a sleeper until I started using it and now I am a believer, you will be too. Double fan, $50.00



15NR175 ('Believer' x 'God Save the Queen')    


(N. Ripley 2012) Dip 04NR236 (Loch Ness Monster x Nathan Sommers). Named for my great neice. This is a power house once established. 5 way branching 25 buds, more when established. EM, Cascade, 37 height, flower 8". Super hybridizing parent with straight upright scapes. Wind is no problem for these strong scapes with wonderful movement in the garden. Showy pink petals and sepals with a darker chevron eye pattern on petals, deep citron green throat, UF curling cascade with great movement in the garden. Zebe has been a favorite with garden guests. I am using this wonderful unusual form in my pattern breeding. SOLD OUT!


'Army of Angels' (2018)

2011 Introductions


(N. Ripley 2011) Tet.05NR238. Diamond Dusted, medium bluish purple, with lighter bluish lavender water mark eye continuing into green throat. Double edge starting with bluish purple, ending with silver metallic filigree edge. 39" 6.5" EARLY MIDSEASON, 18 buds, 3-way branching, rebloomer in my garden.

Where do I begin, on the wonderful attributes of I CAN ONLY IMAGINE. I have always had a passion for clear clean purples and this is my finest to date. A fast increaser, never seems to have a bad hair day, early opener, is the easiest pod parent in my garden, plays nicely with any color, throws large flowers, and is a joy to behold. If you are looking for a beauty that is a hard worker in your garden, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is your flower. This flower is a great parent so a BIG yes for the hybridizer, tall and large flower with no faults in my garden. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE performs so well in the garden I recommend it to anyone. Double fan, $50.00.

'I Can Only Imagine' on rebloom




(N. Ripley 2011)
05NR141 ((Tet Red Eyed Dynamite sdlg. x San Ignacio) x Lavender Cascades). 5.75", 32", 3-way branching, 20 buds Dormant, Mid/late season, fertile both ways. GLADY, MY LITTLE CHICKADEE was named for my second mother, Glady Ripley. Glady, is my bookkeeper when we have a sale in the garden. I could not have a sale without her excellent help. GLADY, MY LITTLE CHICKADEE is a round full form with diamond dusting all over flower. Pink Lavender with darker bluish eye. The eye starts out with a line of darker fuchsia color then to a bluish lavender into the throat turning into green. The petals & sepals are the same color of Pink Lavender. The triple picotee edges of the petals start with a fine line of the same darker fuchsia color then go to same eye color of bluish lavender and finishing with a fine metallic sliver filigree edge. The color has always been dream like. I am using this flower in my pattern eye program, as it is an excellent parent and throws some interesting eye patterns. If you are working with pattern eyes in the north, you will want Glady, My Little Chickadee. The name says 'Little" but the flower is not, at 5.75" on 32" well branched scapes and a wonderful parent. Double fan, $35.00.

Gladys helping Nan

Gladys turning 99 years young, January 3rd, 2018
Nan, Gladys, and Merwyn Ripley


(N. Ripley 2011) Tet. 05NR373 (Odds & Ends X Mildred Mitchell). 7.5"-8" Height 32", Dormant in zone 4, 3-way branching, 20-25 Buds, Extended Blooms Em. It is my pleasure to name Winifred Esther for a good friends, sweet mother. Unusual form Cascade, the hotter the weather the more Winifred Esther cascades. Diamond dusted luscious saturated large pink petals and sepals, with light bluish eye and matching double picotee edge. Winifred Esther shows some white teeth on the edge of petals when the weather is hot. The foliage is always clean, low and arching. There are so many scapes on the three year old clump you see very little foliage. Flowers never gets hung-up, and open early even in cooler weather. Finding a tall, large, hardy fancy ruffled edged flower with lots of buds that sets pods in the North is exciting. The flower is over 7.5" in my garden, on a nice 3 year old clump. 3 to 4 way branching is the norm for Winifred Esther with over 20 buds per scape. Always a show stopper. Winifred Esther is lined in the field garden which is our coldest garden, and has proven very hardy in our zone 4. First bloom was sighted in Mothers Garden planted in 2005, and has been a favorite. Winifred Esther is proving to be an excellent parent. Double fan, $25.00.


2018 Introduction 'Faithful Rainbow Connection'

Walkabout Gardens


Intros Garden/Scenery Calendar of Events Awards & Honors Contact Us Orders Links Site Map