• ht 36" to 38", 7" to 8", semi, MidLate. br. 4, bc. 28, cascade, semi-evergreen Orchid Corsage x Mama Cuna Pink self with darker veins and green throat. This pink beauty displays seven to eight-inch blooms that cascade, pinch, and roll with relaxed consistency. The base color contrasts with darker parallel veins that trace the surface of the rolling petals, and its flower segments are accented by flowing ruffles. CC is truly stunning in a large clump or row. Carefree Continuity is an exceptional parent for graceful, hardy cascades. It passes on the hardiness, vigor and branching pattern Orchid Corsage. With Mama Cuna in its background, it should be valuable for those wanting to breed cascades with improved branching. The seedlings are consistently sturdy and well rooted. Colors of seedlings range from lavenders through pink to white. The increase is moderate to good. It has strong pollen but is an exceptionally difficult pod parent. Spring division recommended. Carefree Continuity in lineout row  
  • Tet. Ht 44" dia 7", br 2 bc 15, semi, M Persian Ruby x Bali Watercolor Deep red, with a velvety, at the time near black sheen. The color of the bloom contrasts with the striking green to citron throat. Chasing the Dragon shows beautiful traits of both parents. The velvet surface comes from Persian Ruby, though it is darker than PR. While this is typical, if conditions are right, it leans more purple because of the Bali Watercolor influence (that is how it looked when first selected). It showed the darker red color when we moved it to the farm, and I suspect the color shift has to do with soil. Debís niece had hers in Ohio, and the image she sent was of a strong dark purple flower. It puts on a great show during peak bloom and shows garden presence from 100 feet away. It is particularly fine at clump strength, and it clumps quickly (a couple fans planted at the farm 2007 increased to more than 90 divisions for our region in 2015). This would likely be slow increase in the south, but in central Iowa it is exceptional. I have received numerous complements on CTD both in person and by e-mail, and it won region oneís pop poll this past year. Pod and pollen fertile, the branching and bud count in the registration stats were taken from an overgrown clump. It often has three branches with bud counts in the high teens to low twenties.