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Calliope

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Cultivar
Calliope
Originator
Nate Bremer
Group
Herb. Hybrid
Date
2020

Received January 5, 2020. Seedling No. HH1-16. Parentage: ‘Carnation Bouquet’ x unknown. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2014. SINGLE light pink flowers, the color fading towards the edges of the petals. The petals generally rounded, held cupped, and may be lightly notched; average width of guards 2 inches (5 cm). Flower size 5 inches (13 cm). Established plants will produce up to 3 side buds to extend the flowering season. Average of three carpels, smooth, pale green. Bright pink-red stigmas add punctuation to the delicate simplicity of the flower. Staminodal disc well-developed, creamy-pink. Pollen-bearing stamens with filaments cream-yellow. Fertile, and much used in originators breeding program to take advantage of its good plant habits. Early foliage light red on emergence, becoming deep green as it matures. Rounded hybrid foliage is carried on stems that reach 36 inches in height (92 cm). Plants are vigorous growers and disease resistant. Early/Midseason bloom. Calliope is named for the Greek Muse by the same name, which translates to “beautiful voice.”

Reference: 2020-Pending