Bears large clusters of small, neat, deeply cupped blooms, each eventually revealing a small boss of stamens. Initially mid pink, verging on lilac-pink, they pale as they open, the individual petals beautifully defined by their carmine edges. Held nicely above the foliage, they nod gracefully on gently arching growth, and have a sweet fruity fragrance. A healthy variety; it makes a bushy shrub, clothed in glossy foliage.
Origin of Name
Named after the novel by George Eliot, first published in 1860. The story centers around the fiercely intelligentMaggie Tulliver, and her beloved brother, Tom. As Maggie matures, she increasingly struggles to reconcile Tom’sbourgeois standards, and the provincial attitudes of the community in which she lives, with her own desires.