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Bright and Beautiful

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Cultivar
Bright and Beautiful
Originator
Paul and Esther Simmons
Group
Herbaceous Hyb.
Date
2022
Country
New Zealand

Seedling number HB3 30-39. Parentage: Seedling 116 x Seedling “Southern Charm Orange”. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2017. Early-midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE vibrant salmon-pink flowers are 13.5-17.5cm (5.3-7”) in diameter. Flowers are upward facing, average one per stem, and possess rounded guard petals. No fragrance noted. Four moderately hairy, light-green carpels with dark pink stigmas are present. Has pollen, and produces seeds. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) long, with pale pink-yellow filaments that transition to pale cream-yellow at the tips. Staminodal disk is well developed, however color was not recorded at time of registration. Plants reach 70cm (27.5”) at maturity, and carry broadly cut, yellow-green foliage. Growth habit is upright, and does not require mechanical support. One of the earliest herbaceous hybrid cultivars to flower in the hybridizer’s garden. Plant possesses sealed buds, and is noted to be vigorous, reliable, and healthy. Name derived from the hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful”.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX