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Mieke Bral

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Mieke Bral
Koen Hurtekant

Received September 11, 2020. Parentage: ‘Carl G. Klehm’ open pollinated. First bloomed 2014, first propagated 2017.Mid/Late season bloom. Primary flower DOUBLE, 2-3 sidebuds SEMI-DOUBLE. Large white flower, 8 inches in size (20 cm). Occasionally red marks appear on a few center petals. Average of 3-4 carpels, green, smooth. Stigmas pink, fertile. Pollen-bearing stamens interspersed among the petals when in double form, but forming a distinct center in the semi-double sidebuds. Staminodal disc obscure. Strong pleasant fragrance. Foliage emerges green. Upright growth habit, height to 36 inches (91 cm). Sturdy stems support the flowers in normal weather but may be inadequate during rain and wind. Stems are rather leggy with foliage absent from the lower parts of the stem. Sidebuds always open well in a vase, even when stems are cut while main bud is still relatively hard, thus well-suited for use as a cut flower. Named for the originator¬ís wife. European Plant Breeders’ rights have been applied for with the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), the European Union agency responsible for managing the Community Plant Variety Rights system.

Reference: 2020-DIR:12