Received August 31, 2020. Seedling No. CH-09. Parentage: ‘L’Etincelante’ open pollinated. First bloomed 1980’s, first propagated 2015. Has been distributed under this name to a number of botanical gardens in Europe and in garden nurseries in the Czech Republic. The name and description have also been previously published in two Czech magazines, Zahrádká? and Zahradnictví. Midseason bloom (at the beginning of the Lacti season). Flower form SINGLE with 2-3 rows of guard petals, size 6¼ inches (16 cm). Petals only slightly cupped, somewhat undulating, 2¼ inches wide (6 cm). Petals pink, slight purplish undertones (RHS:67D). Compact but prominently featured boss of stamens provides contrast and brightens up the flower. Carpels moderately hairy, pale yellowish green, washed reddish, 3-5 in number. Stigmas purplish-red (RHS:60B) with normal anatomy, fertile. Pollen-bearing stamens have yellow filaments. Well-developed staminodal disc, similar hue but paler than stigmas. Typically only one bloom per stem, occasionally more. Fragrance. Early foliage purple, foliage sparsely pubescent along the veins. Foliage green by the time buds have formed. Slightly spreading growth habit. Height to 25½ inches (65 cm). 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 second wife, Anna Falcká (Anna von der Pfalz (1329-1353) (m. 1349-1353).
Uljana Blažková / Pavel Sekerka