This antique flower harkens back to the days when the state fair was the place to be. Farmers and gardeners would bring their best harvests to try and win first prize. Tastiest tomato, heaviest pumpkin, sweetest corn, or best flower arrangement there were, and are, many categories to enter your homegrown goods. Vegetable and flower awards are making a comeback at state fairs, farmers markets, and granges all over the country. Enter State Fair at your state fair and see how you fare!
The 36-48" plants produce 4-6" blooms that are terrific as cut flowers.
Artwork by Sarah Snow.