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Schopenhauer

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Cultivar
Schopenhauer
Originator
Anderson / Cartwright
Group
Herb. Hybrid
Date
2021
Country
USA, WI

Received February 12, 2021. Parentage: Anderson seedling 5019-167, pollen parent unknown. An unnamed seedling received as a gift from Roger Anderson. First year bloomed 2009, first propagated 2010. Early/Mid season bloom period. Three blooms per stem, the primary flower SEMI-DOUBLE to DOUBLE, with sidebuds SINGLE (young plants tend to have single flower form). Size 4-8 inches (10-20 cm); the side buds at the smaller end of the range with the main flowers larger, normally attaining maximum size when side buds are absent. Flowers open pale yellow, quickly fading to delicate cream. Guard petals rounded, their edges shallowly crenulated. Inner petals twisted, variably notched, somewhat ruffled. Pollen-bearing stamens embedded among petals at center, filaments light yellow. Average of 4 carpels, cream colored, sparsely hairy. Stigmas cream colored, normal anatomy. Fertile. Staminodal disc consisting of a few white projections. Bottle-green broad pointed foliage neatly frames up facing flowers. Upright growth habi, height to 36 inches (92 cm), mechanical support aids not needed. Named after the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) who took solace in the beauty found in a world in which suffering and death were ubiquitous.

Reference: 2021-Pending