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Pavel Sekerka
Herbaceous Hybrid
Czech Republic

Received August 31, 2020. Parentage unertain thought possibly P. arietina x P. officinalis. First bloomed 1980’s, first propagated 2015. Has been distributed under this name to a number of botanical gardens in Europe. The name and description have also been previously published in two Czech magazines, Zahrádká? and Zahradnictví. Early season bloom period. SINGLE, one bloom per stem, size 5½ inches (14 cm). Pink with blueish undertones (RHS:71C). Petals rounded, held cupped, average width 2¼ inches (5½ cm). Greenish-yellow carpels, 2-3 in number, hairy. Stigmas dark pink (RHS:64A) with normal anatomy, fertile. Pollen-bearing stamens. Filaments purplish pink at the base, pale yellowish-green at the top. Staminodal disc well-developed, white, green at the base. Flower resembles that of wild P. officinalis in form and color. Young leaves have hairy upper side, appear grayish-green, the edges purplish. At flowering foliage is mid-green with a matte finish, the edges with a slight purplish hue. A low broad plant, height to 19 inches (48 cm). The name alludes to the hairy surface of the foliage.

Reference: 2020-DIR:22