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Sun Devil

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Sun Devil
Bremer, Nate
Lutea Hybrid

Received December 15, 2020. No seedling number, has always been known by the name now registered. Parentage: ‘Autumn Harvest’ x ‘G’Day Mate’. First bloomed 2008, first propagated 2012. Early/Midseason bloom. SEMI-DOUBLE to DOUBLE, 1 bloom per stem (occasional sidebud), size 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm). Yellow washed pink giving peach tones, the intensity of which is variable year to year. Dark red flares extend 25% of petals’ length. Petals ruffled, notched, often crenulated. Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments dark red at base, light red towards the tips. Average of 6 carpels, pale green, sparsely hairy. Stigmas light peach pink with normal anatomy. Sheath complete, light red. Fertile both ways. Has fragrance. Height to 34 inches (86 cm) with 60 inch spread at maturity (150 cm) as it grows in Wisconsin, though greater size can be expected in areas with less rigorous winters. Foliage broadly cut, medium green, typical of advanced generation Lutea hybrids. Has an extended bloom period due to the staggered timing between buds formed on woody stems and later buds formed on new shoots emerging from ground. Named for its sunny appeal.

Reference: 2021-DIR:52