Just realized that I lost my post I thought I made earlier, so here goes again.
I did get out in the garden today and check blooms for great substance. I found some that were decent and some (a few that were excellent). I actually thought they would be more. Of course, this was based on the blooms this morning in the garden, so I could have missed some.
Bela Lugosi had decent substance I noticed.
A close relative of Bela Lugosi, Nosferatu had great Substance, when I tried to open the bloom a little with my hand I actually cracked the petal as can be seen in the photo, the other small crack is a natural one in the front petal.
I have some seedlings which are showing really nice substance to them, but none were blooming today. However, this one is either a NOID, or possibly a seedling and I am leaning toward it being a seedling being the others have such good substance. Normally when I see the the texture shown on these blooms I assume a crepe like texture that does not hold up well in the rain, but these blooms are very sturdy and have excellent Substance with the ability to withstand a heavy downpour.
Scatterbrain was the only double that felt like it had really good substance, but only the sepals felt that way, the petals were fairly soft to the touch, but it is my favorite double in my garden at the moment.
My favorite Scatterbrain plant with a pinkish tone to it.
My other Scatterbrain plant without the pinkish tone.
I awarded the blue ribbon for the plant with the best substance in my garden this morning to....drum roll:
Jay Turman: A beautiful bloom, with great substance. At the moment for a variety of reasons this plant is right close to the top of my favorites ! Gypsy Rose Lee is neck and neck with it, but it did not have great substance.