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Lemon Surprise

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Lemon Surprise
Lutea Hybrid

Parentage: ‘Age of Gold’ x ‘Rosalind Elsie Franklin’. First bloomed 2009, propagated since 2012. Advanced generation lutea hybrid. SEMI-DOUBLE, large, up-facing flowers about 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. Ruffled petals of good substance, pale lemon color washed peach/pink towards petal edges. Dark purple flares with bleeding edges. One bud per stem, pointed like a rosebud, occasional side bud. Flower petals unfurl like a rose. Carpels are smooth, average of four with orange stigmas. Pink sheath. Naked stamens with pink filaments. Produces seed, no pollen. Average height at maturity 48 inches (120 cm). The plant has an upright growth habit, with green broad pointed leaves. Named for the surprise of the unexpected color.

Reference: Pending