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Pastel Rose

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Pastel Rose
Hans-Guenter Maschke
Herbaceous Hybrid

Received March 24, 2020. Seedling CC-4. Parentage: Pod parent ‘Coral Charm’, pollen parent ‘Coral Reef’. First bloomed 2015, first propagated 2015. Fully DOUBLE with flower in flower anatomy. Flowers borne mostly one per stem but sometimes with up to two laterals which are smaller in size. Big round buds open rose-shaped, rose-colored and rose-scented. Anthers, when abundant, may add unpleasing component to fragrance of fully opened flower. Slightly notched, twisted and cupped petals form a 7 inch (18 cm) flower. Color begins as pastel rose and transforms toward a soft coral as the amount of red gradually fades out as the flower ages. After the passage of a week or more the flowers fade to pale yellow, but are still in good shape. Usually 5 -7 carpels which are very small, pale green and moderately hairy, the stigmas pink. Staminodal disc obscure. Filaments yellow with varied dimensions up to 1ΒΌ inches (32mm) in length. The anthers are yellow and look flimsy, but have pollen. Presumed triploid, no fertility yet observed. Blooms mid-season, a couple of days later than ‘Coral Charm’. Upright growth to 43 inches (110 cm), support not needed. Emerging foliage bronze. Leaves usually triternate, leaflets narrow pointed. A tall, vigorous plant with unusual flowers.

Reference: 2020-DIR:32