(Saunders 1950) Emerging very early in spring,  this gigantic macrophylla hybrid with its wide spinach-like green leaves forms a spectacular plant that is gorgeous throughout the season and into fall; about 4 to 5 ft. wide by 34 inches tall; large buds open into immense single flowers of pure white with a tuft of golden staminodes in the center surrounding carpels with red stigmas at the tip.  Rare.