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(Dan Trimmer, 1999). Cameroon Night x Long Tall Sally) Tetraploid 38” Ev Re. A true spider variant, this very large 12” royal purple bloom with a clean yellow green throat is a wonder in the garden and a must have for anybody breeding exotics and tetraploid spiders. When I introduced ROYAL CELEBRATION’S pod parent, CAMEROON NIGHT, I had no idea that the underlying white base color from Tetra PEACOCK MAIDEN (the pollen parent of CAMEROON NIGHT) would produce offspring with such clarity of color. ROYAL CELEBRATION can have up to 35 or even 40 buds per scape, and it blooms and blooms here in Florida. First selected as a nine month seedling in New York ROYAL CELEBRATION increases rapidly (quite unlike its pollen parent, LONG TALL SALLY) and has very fertile pollen. Each petal measures 71/2” x 1 ¾” and typical blooms twist and curl. ROYAL CELEBRATION is the perfect combination of bloom size from daddy and budcount and plant habit from mommy. Every garden visitor involved with spiders and exotics has asked about this very special cultivar.