Armed To The Teeth
(2014 Polston) 5.5" Tet. on a 30" scape. "Armed sports 3-4 way branching and 15 - 18 buds per scape.
(seedling. x seedling) Dormant re-blooms. Often it has a 'pillowing' effect on one or more petals.
The picture says it all...this bright red flower with Cream/white shark teeth is a standout in the garden. Fertile both
ways but a reluctant pod parent. (collection only)
"Armed To The Teeth
The term originated in Port Royal Jamaica in the 1600s when pirates were constantly looking for ships to loot and their guns were very primitive. As a result, pirates could shoot only once before a long reloading process. Consequently, they needed to carry a gun in each hand, and also perhaps in each pocket. For extra power, they would also hold a knife between their teeth. So to be 'armed to the teeth' means to carry the maximum number of weapons possible.