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Cloud Atlas
Bremer, Nate
Lutea Hybrid

Received December 15, 2020. Seedling number NB27. Parentage: (‘Age of Gold’ x Seidl #16) x (‘G?Day Mate’ x ‘Rosalind Elsie Franklin’). Seidl #16 is ‘Golden Experience’ x ‘Chinese Dragon’. First bloomed in 2008. First year propagated 2012. Early/Midseason bloom period. SINGLE to SEMI-DOUBLE, 1 bloom per stem, size 7 inches (18 cm). Opens pale blush, the color seeming to bleed outward from the reddish-pink flares. Fades to cream-white. Flares extend 20% of petals’ length, indistinct edge. Petals generally rounded, variably notched, each petal with a shallow fold, lightly ruffled. Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments red. Average of 4-5 carpels, pale green, sparsely hairy. Stigmas white, tinged greenish, normal anatomy. Pollen fertile but no seeds produced to date. Sheath partial, white to light pink. No fragrance. Early foliage tinted red, matures blue-green but retains a purplish wash more pronounced along the edges. Low broad growth to 32 inches (82 cm). Stems are often lost to winter conditions but blooms reliably from new stems and surviving buds on over-wintered stems. Better performance is expected in USDA Hardiness Zones 4B or warmer. Named for the puffy, well ruffled flowers which present themselves as intricate clouds.

Reference: 2021-DIR:47