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Prometheus

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Cultivar
Prometheus
Originator
Daphnis
Group
Lutea Hybrid
Date
1977

First bloomed 1976. Parentage. Generation—BC-3; D-101 (BC-1) x J-2 (Daioh). Vibrant red, semidouble, petals ruffled, notched and pointed. This is the most vibrant red that has been produced. The petals stretch out from the flower like flames. The bud is very big and it opens with dramatic force. The flower is the biggest of any of the hybrids : 8-10 inches. Strain % Moutan, V Lutea. Has some pollen and seeds likelv. Fragrant. Reliable. Good substance, strong foliage. (Titan—brought fire to man) Seedling # D-359

Reference: 1977-224:21