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Queen of Hearts

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Queen of Hearts
Roberto Gamoletti

Parentage: ‘Minnie Shaylor’ x ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Seedling number 89. First bloomed 2001, first propagated 2003. Mid-late season blooming SINGLE flowers are light yellow (RHS 4D, fading to 8C) with red-purple flares (RHS 58B) that occupy approximately 25% of the petal surface and have bleeding edges with fine veining. Flowers are 14cm (5.5”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Petals are lightly cupped and notched. No fragrance noted. Possesses five moderately hairy light green carpels with orange-red stigmas. Partial pink sheath. Filaments are light yellow with light green tips. Produces pollen, seed fertility not yet noted. Plants reach up to 80cm (31.5”) at maturity, and carry narrow, pointed, green foliage. Growth habit is upright, and does not require mechanical support. Long and strong flower stems occasionally extend far beyond the plant silhouette. Named by Irene Tolomeo who noted the striking flares that resemble a circle of hearts and in recognition of its pollen parent ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX