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Black Forest

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Cultivar
Black Forest
Originator
Seidl
Group
Lutea Hybrid
Date
1996

Parentage Golden Era x Chinese Dragon. First bloomed 1987. Flowers are old rose with yellow undertones, reliable, stamens, pollen and seeds, fragrant. This flower has dark flares, filaments, and sheath greenish carpel tips, semi-double, occasionally very double, not carried well above the foliage, sometimes nodding. Superb foliage, leathery and waved, dark green with short petioles and leaflet attachment. Dense clump. Named for its foliage, not the flower. Clump measures 30″ x 40″ wide. (A black-red mutation occurred in 1995 which hopefully can be propagated—fertile both ways). Seedling # SH-33.

Reference: 1996-299:39