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Joyful Hush

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Joyful Hush
Anderson / Swenson Gardens
Herb. Hybrid

Seedling No. UHS 24. First year bloomed 2015, first year propagated 2016. Parentage not given. Midseason bloom. SINGLE to SEMI-DOUBLE. One bloom per stem, size 4½ inches (11 cm). Light blush pink. Three rows of guard petals with some progressive stamen transformation in evidence. Petals pale blush pink fading to ivory at the edges. Guard petals cupped, rounded, occasionally notched. Carpels generally 2, pale green. Stigmas pink, having normal anatomy. Fertility not determined. Center of pollen-bearing stamens, filaments yellow. Some petalodes emerge from among the stamens, these of same color as the outer petals. Staminodal disc consists of a few white projections. No fragrance. Early foliage emerges green. Upright growth habit, height 20-22 inches (51-56 cm), support not needed.

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