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Patricia Jean

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Patricia Jean
Herbaceous Hybrid

Received January 5, 2020. Seedling No: AprDb. Parentage: ‘Old Faithful’ x ‘Lemon Chiffon’. First bloomed 2004, first propagated 2006. DOUBLE, size to 8 inches (20 cm). Usually 1 flower per stem but occasionally will have 2. Soft yellow-caramel color. Multiple rows of large guard petals, the outer row infused with pink. Guard petals rounded, may be notched. Inner petals curled and ruffled. Carpels variable, may number up to 5, or be completely absent. When present, pale green in color, moderately hairy with white hairs, and having pink stigmas. When carpels present, can produce seeds. Some pollen-bearing stamens embedded among center petals. Staminodal disc obscure. Early/Mid season bloom period. Has fragrance. Distinctive dark green foliage. Strong overall growth producing an upright spreading bush to 34 inches tall (86 cm) with thick stems able to support the flowers without added mechanical support. Has demonstrated good potential for cold storage and vase use. Flower color deepens in storage. Awarded Certificate of Merit and advanced to Court of Honor at 2012 APS Annual Exhibition, Omaha Nebraska (Bulletin #363, September 2012, pg 25). Named for the registrant’s mother.

Reference: 2020-DIR:32