A wonderful, older variety that has been bringing joy to gardeners since it was introduced by George Jackman & Sons of the UK in 1875. The rosette like double blooms can grow to 10-12.5cm and have many layers of broad tepals each tapering to a point. They open a silvery-mauve but quickly lose their mauve tint, turning instead into a beautiful silvery-grey. The stamens have white filaments and cream anthers. Flowering takes place late-spring to mid-summer and can be encouraged to bloom again in mid-autumn if pruned after the first flush.