|pod parent unknown
|pollen parent unknown
|larger than normal violet-pink flowers exhibit color on upper petals and as a thin border along the petal margins to the throat. Acutely tipped petals have pristine white centers and throats. Ventral petals are recurved. Tubes are white. Pink style supporting a lighter colored stigma held just beyond the anthers. Mature buds are violet-pink.
|medium green phylloclades have 3-4 acutely tipped, forward to outward facing dentations with shallow areole notches. Phylloclades are large and broad. This vintage cultivar was originally offered in a rare plant sale by the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, New York City on November 8, 1932 which coincided with the USA presidential election that put Franklin D. Roosevelt into power. The term "New Deal" was a famous FDR election campaign slogan. The exact origins of this old cultivar are unknown.
|Top Tropicals, Myers, Florida