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Rainbow Bridge

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Rainbow Bridge
Bremer, Nate
Lutea Hybrid

Received December 15, 2020. Seedling number NB-SH92. Parentage: ‘Brassy Lady’ x Seidl seedling #137 (Seidl #137 is (‘Golden Experience’ x ‘Chinese Dragon’) x unknown pollen parent due to plant record lost). First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2016. Early/Midseason bloom. SINGLE to SEMI-DOUBLE, 1 bloom per stem, size 5 1/2-6 inches (14-15 cm). Color consists of many blended colors of cream, coral, red and pink and is variable from year to year. As flowers age the outer petals fade lighter, towards a creamy pink, while the center remains somewhat darker. Inner petals generally held in a more upright posture, adding depth and fullness to the flower. Maroon flares extend about 15% of petals’ length, but tend not to be prominently visible. Three rows of petals, generally rounded, shallowly notched, with ruffling giving volume to the flower. Pollen-bearing stamens with red filaments. Average of 4-5 carpels, pale green, sparsely hairy. Stigmas reddish-pink with normal anatomy. Sheath complete, red. Fertile with compatible partners. No fragrance. Relatively finely cut, narrow-pointed foliage, green washed purplish red, more so along the edges during the early part of the season. Relatively short growth to 32 inches (81 cm). The brilliant and somewhat variably colored flowers inspired the name ‘Rainbow Bridge’.

Reference: 2021-DIR:55