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Hot Gates

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Hot Gates
Nate Bremer
Herbaceous Hybrid

Seedling number #NB-H62. Parentage: ‘The Little Corporal’ x ‘Lemon Chiffon’. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2017. Early-midseason blooming large SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are red, 16.5cm (6.5”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Flowers are cupped in their first days of opening, which provides direct vantage of cream-feathered petal backs. Three to four rows of petals are notched and ruffled. Average width of guard petals is 5.7cm (2.25”). No fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average four moderately hairy, green carpels with red stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Light greenish-yellow filaments carrying fertile pollen-bearing anthers surround the clearly visible carpels. Disc is well-developed, large, toothy, and light-pink in color. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 76cm (30”) at maturity, and carry broad-pointed, deep-green foliage that is nearly to the ground. Foliage at time of emergence is light red. Medium, broad leaves are unlobed. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Unlike many other cultivars, this red does not fade. Exemplary plant habits overall. Named for its hot color and stream-like patterns on petal backs. Hot Gates references the cavernous entrance to Hades in Greek Mythology; a location noted for its hot springs, and today is known as Thermopylae.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX