Here is a 2009 introduction named HIDDEN GEM. (a
plicata with some spotting - which I introduced this year). The
spots become heavier closer to the rim.
This was a Tanzanian Tangerine x Violet Shimmer
cross. This is a light silver-blue (or pewter-blue), but some years
has pale lavender tones to it. I was surprised to find 14 buds (nicely
placed), with good sequence opening of those buds, and some very nice
branching on this one. The look is soft and elegant.
This photo was taken way early in the morning.
Once the sun hits it- the silver/pewter blue tones really show up.
~ Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.