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Black Echo

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Black Echo
Bremer, Nate

Seedling Number #NB-SH57. Parentage: ‘Angel Emily’ x “Fuji-zome Goromo”. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Early-midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are reddish-purple, 17.25cm (6.75”), upward facing, and average one per stem. Black flares with bleeding edges radiate across approximately 35% of total petal length. Guard petals are rounded, notched, cupped, and frilled, are approximately 5cm (2”) in diameter, and carry obvious and notable feather patterns across petal backs. No fragrance noted. Flowers on average possess five moderately hairy, green carpels with red stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.2cm and 2cm (0.5”-0.75″) in length; filaments dark-violet in color. Fertile both ways. Sheath is red and complete. Plants are shrubby, but vigorous, reaching about 101cm (40″) at maturity in Wisconsin. Plants carry broadly-cut and pointed green foliage, which, at time of emergence, is light red. Growth habit is upright, with good stem hardiness. Flowers are extremely bright, and are distinctive in the garden. Named for the dark flares which provide a distinctive contrast to the brilliant red-purple petal color.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX