By Mercer-R. – 1992

Frankie’s Fantasy is a spider variant with a ratio of 4.50:1.  It is tall at 32 inches and sports big 7 inch blooms. It is an early mid-season re-bloomer so it just keeps going, and the fact that it is a dormant tetraploid makes it a great choice for northern gardens. Dark purple self above a green throat remains color fast and it always opens even in cold weather. Here is the parentage ((Chicago Blackout × sdlg) × Russian Rhapsody).