Received January 5, 2020. Seedling #NB-H106B. Parentage: ‘Little Corporal’ x (‘Lemon Chiffon’ x ‘The Mackinac Grand’). First bloomed 2008, first propagated 2012. Medium sized SEMI-DOUBLE to DOUBLE pink-red flowers, 5½ inches on size (14 cm). One bud per stem. Guard petals rounded, gently ruffled, with 1 or 2 shallow notches, average width 1½ inches (4 cm). Inner petals more strongly ruffled and more deeply notched, the ends becoming feathered in appearance. Fertile pollen-bearing may be found mixed among petals, the filaments red at the base, cream washed red towards the tips. Three-four carpels, green, smooth. When present, stigmas red, though usually feathered and incomplete, seeds rarely produced. Foliage light red on emergence from ground, maturing to medium green, somewhat narrower in width than a typical hybrid. Upright growth habit, strong stems, height to 32 inches (81 cm). Plants require no support during bloom, although spread slightly afterward bloom. Plants are excellent garden subjects due to their presentation of bloom and brightly colored flowers. Blooms carried well above the foliage suggesting cut flower potential, but more testing is required.
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