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Mary Gretchen

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Cultivar
Mary Gretchen
Originator
Oveson
Group
Herb. Hybrid
Date
1995

Seed was purchased from Wm. Seidl. Parentage, Salmon Dream x Good Cheer. First bloomed in 1993. Salmon, pink double hybrid has cup-shaped guard petals, full center. The form is flat, has stamens, seeds, and no pollen, reliable, one bud per stem, no fragrance. Height 20 inches, with good stem strength, blooms early, strong and ample foliage that turns copper green in late July. Withstands wind and rain and early frost, better than some early cultivars. Has been divided into three plants. Named for my aunt, Mary Gretchen Oliver. Seedling # OB 1 S90

Reference: 1995-296:25