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Roger F. Anderson

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Cultivar
Roger F. Anderson
Originator
Anderson / Cartwright
Group
Itoh Group
Date
2021
Country
USA, WI

Received June 10, 2021. Parentage: ‘Martha W.’ x Anderson lutea hybrid #152. First year bloomed 2010, first propagated 2018. Early/Midseason bloom period. SINGLE, near beet-red in color, size 6 inches (15 cm), average of 3 flowers per stem, the side blooms smaller at about 4 inches (10 cm). Black-red flares extend 20% of petals’ length, the margins blurred. Petals cupped, notched, lightly ruffled, becoming more twisted towards center. Average of 4 carpels, pale green, indumentum absent. Stigmas white, normal anatomy. Stamens with filaments deep red at the base, yellow towards the anthers, pollen absent. Sheath partial (near complete but fragmented), white. No fertility observed. Fragrance. Young foliage reddish-purple, maturing to green. A few upper leaflets retain a light reddish-pink margin. Narrow pointed leaflets typical for Intersectional hybrids. Neatly mounding symmetrical growth habit, height to 32 inches (81 cm). Received by the registrant as a gift from Roger Anderson and named for him with permission.

Reference: 2021-Pending