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Le Cratère

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Cultivar
Le Cratère
Originator
Tremblay / G. & D. Maltais
Group
Herb. Hybrid
Date
2016

Parentage: ‘Pink Princess’ x Peregrina. A collaborative effort, M. Tremblay hand-pollinating many crosses and the resulting seeds being germinated and grown on the Maltais family farm. First bloomed 2009, first propagated 2013. SINGLE with petal formation giving a soup bowl effect which is accentuated by the well-defined color distribution in the petals, the basal half being pale saffron yellow (forming the bowl) and the terminal half in pink reflexing back to form a wide rim for the bowl. The pink fades paler as the bloom ages. Nestled within the bowl is a prominent boss of stamens, and within the stamens are pale green, moderately hairy carpels with stigmas the same pink color of the petals. Flowers are long lasting, blooming prolonged with side buds. Pollen and seeds. Early mid-season bloom period. Very tall (44 inches (113 cm)) but well able to support the 5 inch (13 cm) flowers. Foliage shows obvious peregrine influence. The name reflects the originator’s impression that the flower is reminiscent of a crater on the moon, or a volcano.

Reference: 2016-377:06