I failed to mention the width of the petals...they are the widest of the four at 1.6 cm.I actually like the proportions of this flower. The petals look wide, which for me personally is more important than NS. I just wish they didn’t curl backwards. It looks like a single growth, so I’d definitely bloom it again!
... this would be only #2 in my eyes.
I somehow missed BB x MM before posting and who am I to quibble with such a discerning Roth-mastergrower as Tony! I reasses, and find my safe and snug place in the echo chamber with Rudolf: #2 - and BB x MM #1.I'm with you, the petal width is great but the overall size and reflexed petals make it #2 behind 'Black Bird' x 'Mont Milais' for me.