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Sonoma Guy Saval

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Sonoma Guy Saval
Tolomeo / Gamoletti
Lutea Hybrid

Received April 29, 2021. Material for propagation and evaluation received from Kirstin Tolomeo. Seedling number Tolomeo 33. Parentage: ‘Seidlite’ x ‘Boreas’. First bloomed 2004, first propagated 2014. Early season bloom as grown in registrant?s garden. SINGLE (with 2 or 3 rows of petals) to SEMI-DOUBLE flower form. Deep burgundy-red color, size 4-5 inches (10-12 3/4 cm), may have 1 or 2 side buds. Very dark burgundy-red flares extending ¬ the length of the petals are found in the depths of the flower, but these remain mostly obscured under casual observation. Evenly formed petals, rounded, slightly notched, cupped. Average width of guards 2 inches (5 cm), inner petals smaller. Pollen-bearing stamens at center, filaments burgundy-red at base, yellow towards the tips. Average of 3-5 carpels, pale green, sparsely hairy. Stigmas light pink with normal anatomy. Sheath complete, pale burgundy-pink in color. Fertile. Fragrant. Narrow pointed leaflets, relatively finely cut. Medium-green foliage tinged purple along the edges when young. Upright growth to 72 inches (183 cm) with spread of 48 inches (120 cm) as it grows in California. Foliage stays lush green through late autumn. Named by Irene Tolomeo in memory of her father.

Reference: 2021-DIR:51