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Ermenegilda Mantegna

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Cultivar
Ermenegilda Mantegna
Originator
unknown / Mantegna
Group
Herb. Hybrid
Date
1981

(Originator unknown, could be Leighton or Goldsmith). Single hybrid. Parentage unknown. Bloomed in my garden (Mantegna) 1954. Palest pink, fading to white, flat with seven petals. Prolific amount of bloom, mildly fragrant, has pollen and stamens. Sustains heavy rain, medium height. A very unusual flower. The narrow petals hold a filigree of gold stamens. (Introduced and registered by Alfred Mantegna, Snohomish, Wash.)

Reference: 1981-241:24