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Joyful Hope

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Joyful Hope
Swenson Gardens
Herbaceous Hybrid

Seedling No. 9-21-A1 H12D16. First year bloomed 2015, first year propagated 2016. Parentage: Wa12 16340F3 x ‘Stephen E. Ambrose’. Early Midseason to Midseason bloom. SINGLE. One bloom per stem, size 4 inches (10 cm). Color pearl pink. Three rows of smoothly rounded guard petals, about 2 inches in width (5 cm), held cupped. Carpels generally 3, light green, very hairy. Stigmas light pink, normal anatomy, fertile. Center boss of pollen-bearing stamens, the filaments cream-colored. Staminodal disc made up of a few white projections. Fragrance. Early foliage emerges burgundy to green. Upright growth habit, height 30 inches (76 cm), support not needed.

Reference: 2019-DIR:17