(Kirchhoff 2010) Tet 29” EM Re Ex Ev 6 1/ 2”. This exceptional, dark, double eggplant-to-violet-purple is a paragon of great color depth and clarity. Folks stop to admire and comment on its impeccable plant habit and great beauty. The consistently double blooms are petaloid form - measuring up to nearly seven inches in diameter, and their velvety texture and deep rich color hold remarkably well. It is a strong rebloomer in Florida and Kentucky, with three to four-way branching and nearly thirty buds. We are thrilled to name this for our friend, Joan Jackson, whose garden shines like a jewel in suburban Richmond, Virginia. Very pod fertile and fine a parent. It is our first introduction from eight generations of breeding that began with the cross (Seedling x Purple Plum) X Fortune’s Dearest, a line of toothy edged, purple doubles. 99% Double.