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Hot Chocolate

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Cultivar
Hot Chocolate
Originator
Sass, H.E. / Reynolds
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1971
Country
United States

Lactifiora, Oxblood red, Japanese type flower form, Parentage not listed. 6″ x 3″ flowers, Oxblood red (RHS 183C). Center, the same. Stamens, none. Flower form: Guards cupped, center compact, re-curved. Height—38″. Season EM Foliage, medium to deep green. Buds per stem, 4-5. Divided four times. Complete monotone in glistening “Dutch Process” cocoa brown. Moderate sized flower held stiffly but gracefully on tall stems of ample strength for support. Best seedling Midwest District Show, 1969. Seedling # 41-42.

Reference: 1971-201:30