Seedling No. NB-H85. Parentage: ‘Manitowoc Maiden’ x ‘Pastelegance’. Advanced generation herbaceous hybrid. First bloomed 2009, first propagated 2012. Medium-large DOUBLE, 6½ inches (17 cm) in size, 1 bloom per stem. Petals white, with champagne-pink at the base creating an inner glow, pleasingly ruffled and notched. Flowers open progressively from outer to inner petals, often with a small remnant ball of petals at the center enclosing the carpels and anthers. Carpels are often abortive, but may develop in some flowers. When present they are few in number (1 or 2), light green, and smooth. Stigmas are light pink-green, normally hidden, and in some cases capable of being fertilized. Incomplete, nearly obscure cream disc. Good bud covers help prevent early season water damage. Foliage is deep green and wide. Leaves are widely spaced on sturdy stems. Height to 34 inches (86 cm) and stems lean when in flower, but mechanical support is not needed for good flower presentation. A healthy growing hybrid that shows average increase. Named for the flower’s evocative projection of purity and its soothing restful appearance.
Origin of Serenity