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Alžběta Pomořanská

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Alžběta Pomořanská
Uljana Blažková / Pavel Sekerka
Czech Republic

Received August 31, 2020. Seedling No. CH-34. Parentage unknown. First bloomed 1980’s, first propagated 2015. Has been distributed under this name to a number of botanical gardens in Europe. The name has been previously published in the brochure Botanical Gardens as Part of European Cultural Heritage, Pr?honice, 2020. Late season bloom (middle of Lacti season). Dark red ANEMONE form flower (RHS:61A-64A), 3-4 per stem, 5¼ inches in size (13.5 cm). Typically 3 rows of cupped guard petals, 2¼ inches wide (5.5 cm), neatly rounded, sometimes notched. Center consists of a crown or ring of finer petaloids surrounding larger petaloids at center, all of the same color as the guards. Carpels are stunted, sometimes split to reveal ovules. Stamens absent. Morphologically sterile, no seeds. A smaller flower, but with tidy and elegant form. Fragrant. Early foliage and stems purple with a bronze sheen. Foliage gradually greens up from the base of the leaflets. At time of flowering leaflets are green with edges and the main veins retaining purplish color. Stems also tinged purplish. Slightly spreading growth habit, height to 31 inches (79 cm), mechanical support not needed. Named during the celebrations commemorating the 700th anniversary of the birth of the Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV (1316-1378), for his fourth wife, Alžb?ta Pomo?anská (Elisabeth von Pommern, 1347-1393) (m. 1363-1378).

Reference: 2020-DIR:03