Parentage: ‘Festiva Maxima’ x ‘L’Eclatante’. Double, red. Plant fairly tall, foliage medium green, leaf not much divided, leaflets smooth, few veined, simple near flower head. Flower single, large, tulip-like in bud. Rose pink, white around broad circle of stamens. Pistils 4-5, petals usually 12 in number, deep pink at edge. Flowers open 8-10 inches. Referenced also in CHC correspondence with Isabella Preston (1943), W. F. Christman (1944), and G. W. Peyton (1944).
Carolyn Le Moyne