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Herbaceous Hybrid

Received June 28, 2021. Parentage: ‘Old Faithful’ x ‘Lemon Chiffon’. First bloomed 2014, first propagated 2017. Midseason bloom period. SEMI-DOUBLE flower form, size 6 1/4 inches (16 cm), generally with 1 bud per stem but may have 1 or 2 laterals. Two to three rows of guard petals, greenish at the base on the back side, cupped, somewhat creped along the edges, with red pink (RHS 84C) veining running their entire length. Inner petals smaller, gently folded or ruffled. Overall color best described as soft apricot, the inner petals being somewhat paler (RHS:19B) than the outer 2-3 rows of guard petals (RHS:38D-38B) which are suffused with pink, primarily from the reddish-pink veins running the length of the petals. This gives the outer petals a rosier hue. The pink tends also to accumulate at petals edges giving a picotee effect. Petals are flushed at the base with light orange (RHS:26D). The entire flower fades with age to light yellow, and finally to white. Carpels four in number, pale greenish-yellow, hairy. Stigmas pink, white along their terminal edges. Pollen-bearing stamens present but not overly numerous. Filaments yellow. Narrow petaloids may arise from among the stamens. Fertile both ways. No fragrance. Foliage mid-green, broad pointed. Medium to tall growth to 40 inches (100 cm). Thick strong upright stems with slightly spreading habit. The large flowers may benefit from light support. Vigorous growth.

Reference: 2021-DIR:31