William Marchant* (Kirchhoff-D., 2018) height 28 in., bloom six in., Season Late, Strongly recurrent bloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Fragrant, 18 buds, four branches, Double 95%. Named for William Marchant, principal at Lithia Springs Elementary School in Lithia Springs Georgia. Will somehow manages to be a powerhouse of a plantsman, and who excels in hybridizing, public speaking and helping others. His namesake is this exceptional new cultivar. 'William Marchant' is a break-through in lavender - pristine, diamond dusted, and with potent pollen. Additionally, its fancy petal and petaloid segments, sparkle in yellow gold. Punctuating the bloom is a full yellow to green throat. It is an honor that William Marchant chooses this beauty to represent his name. The result of 40 years work, featuring multiple infusions of 'Hybridizer's Truffle', 'Norma Desmond', and dozens of seedlings in its background.