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Lavender Baby

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Cultivar
Lavender Baby
Originator
Warmerdam
Group
Herb. Hybrid
Date
2013

First bloomed 2006 from seeds collected 2002, first propagated 2007. Parentage; ‘Lavender’ open pollinated. Has had limited distribution since 2009 to breeders, and a few others, as ‘Lavender Baby’. Early bloom season (6 days before ‘Red Charm’ in 2012). One flower per stem, flower size 5 inches (13 cm). No fragrance. Flowers are single, colored dark lavender, approaching purple tones. Carpels are light green, 3 on average, with dark purple stigmas. Filaments are the same color as the petals at the base, fading to near white at the tips. Has pollen and readily makes seeds under open pollination and also when crossed with tetraploids. Foliage with strongly divided narrow leaflets, grey-green color, with a matte finish. Average height at maturity 18 inches (45 cm).

Reference: 2013-366:020