Received: December 22, 2019. Seedling No. RAISS 35. First year bloomed 2015, first year propagated 2016. Parentage not given. Midseason bloom. SEMI-DOUBLE. One bloom per stem, size 6½ inches (16½ cm), no fragrance. Opens pale pink but fades to white as the flower matures. Pale purplish flares extend to quarter of petals’ length, the margins blurred. Guard petals generally rounded but shallowly notched at midpoint and the margins slightly asperous. Five carpels, green, moderately hairy. No fertility. Stigmas reddish, normal anatomy. Stamens present, but pollen absent. Filaments yellow at the base but quickly fade paler towards the tip. Well-developed sheath almost totally encloses carpels, lavender pink in color. Foliage emerges burgundy to green. Leaflets relatively narrow, but otherwise typical for Itoh Gp. Upright growth habit, height 26 inches (66 cm), support not needed.
Roger F. Anderson / Swenson Gardens, Howard Lake, MN