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Dixon’s Dream

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Dixon’s Dream
Peter Waltz
Herbaceous Hybrid

Received October 28, 2020. Seedling No. P09040. Parentage: P01057 x P00724. Pod and pollen parents were both seedlings; P01057 is (Hollingsworth #20 x JC Weguelin) and P00724 is (Horizon x Pink Vanguard). First bloomed 2004, first propagated 2004. Has been previously distributed under number P09040. Midseason bloom period. About a day before opening fully, many buds develop into a salmon-pink, shaving-brush of petals. As the sepals roll back, the petals grow mightily, resulting in a very large flower. Salmon-pink DOUBLE, 6 inches in size (15 cm), 1 bloom per stem, or frequently with a sidebud (about half the time). Pollen-bearing stamens interspersed among the petals at center, with pale yellow filaments. Two or 3 carpels, white, with very pale pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Seeds freely, fertile pollen. Well-developed staminodal disc, white. Foliage green on emergence from ground. Upright growth to 31 inches (79 cm). Flowers are quite heavy, and might bend the stems in the rain, but still keep their symmetry. ‘Dixon’s Dream’ is named to honor the life of a departed friend.

Reference: 2020-DIR:24