This lovely old cultivar is one of the very best early, large-flowered hybrids to grow in a shady or semi-shady position. The lovely star-shaped blooms have light cerise-pink bars radiating outward towards the pale mauve-pink margins. The six to eight broad tepals overlap, yet are slightly gappy at their bases and they have lightly crimped, wavy margins tapering to pointed, gently recurved tips. The stamens have white filaments merging through pink to ward dark burgundy-red anthers.
Nelly Moser is suitable for growing in containers or planting in the garden.
Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Award of Garden Merit' in 1993