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Hanadama Pearl

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Hanadama Pearl
Nate Bremer
Herbaceous Hybrid

Seedling number #NB-H42. Parentage: ‘Dreamtime’ x (‘Old Faithful’ x ‘Vanilla Schnapps’). First bloomed 2010, first propagated 2016. Mid-late season blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are a soft cream, and carry eight to nine rows of petals. Flowers have superior pearl-like hints of pink in the petals upon opening, then fade to a creamy yellow. 17.8cm (7”) in diameter, flowers are upward facing, and average one per stem. Each concave petal is finely notched, and is uniformly displayed. Flowers are circular and have a low profile when open – much like dinner plates. Guard petals are rounded, notched, cupped, and ruffled, and are typically 5cm (2”) in width. No fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average two to three moderately hairy greenish-cream colored carpels with light cream-pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Will produce seeds with some effort, and no pollen fertility noted to date. Stamens are less than 1.25cm (0.5”) in length; filaments are light yellow. The filament mass is headed with longer-than-average curling and twisting anthers which are uniformly compacted and displayed at the center of the flower. Disc is well-developed, toothy, and cream in color. Plants reach 76cm (30”) at maturity, and carry broad-pointed, deep-green foliage typical of herbaceous hybrids, and clothes stems nearly to the ground. Foliage at the time of emergence is light red. Flower carriage is somewhat relaxed and evenly spread over the plant as if blossoms are floating. Mechanical support is unnecessary. Large roots and crown configuration are reminiscent of ‘Old Faithful’, making the cultivar a challenging subject for division. One of the most beautiful plants in our gardens when grown to mature size. Hanadama translated from Japanese means “flower pearl”. The term is often employed by Japanese pearl companies to describe their highest grade of quality for natural pearls. R120221

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX