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Amazing Mystery

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Amazing Mystery
Swenson Gardens
Herbaceous Hybrid

Seedling number 9-108B. Parentage: Seedling #SG16 x ‘Majestic Romantic’. First bloomed 2015, first propagated 2015. Midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers are a blush pastel, 14cm (5.5″) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Center petals exhibit definite pink flares emanating from flower center and that transcend approximately 15% of the overall petal length. Other petallage exhibit this hue, but as an undertone. Guard petals are cupped, rounded, notched, and are typically 4.5cm (1.75″) in width. Strong fragrance noted. Flowers occasionally possess three small, tomentose, cream-colored carpels with pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Typically, though, these structures are fully transformed into petallage. Stamens are less than 1.25 cm (0.5″) long, with yellow filaments. Staminodes are also present, identical in color to the outer petallage, and oblanceolate or spatulate in structure. Produces pollen, though seed fertility has not been noted. Disc is obscure. Plants reach 76cm (30″) at maturity, and carry broad-pointed, green foliage. Growth habit is upright, and mechanical support is unnecessary.

Reference: 2023-DIR:XX