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Tonka Purple

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Cultivar
Tonka Purple
Originator
Anderson / Swenson Gardens
Group
Itoh Group
Date
2021
Country
USA, WI

Received October 30, 2020. Seedling No. RAiSS-57. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2014, first propagated 2014. Early/Mid season bloom. Purple SEMI-DOUBLE to DOUBLE, 1 bloom per stem, 6 inches in size (15¼ cm). Dark red flares extend 30% of petals’ length. Guard petals rounded, shallowly notched, gently ruffled along the edges, average width 2 inches (5 cm). Inner petals smaller, notching more pronounced. Fragrance. Five carpels, cream, moderately hairy. Stigmas white, normal anatomy. Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments purple at the base, yellow towards the tips. Sheath near complete, somewhat fragmented, white. No fertility. Foliage emerges burgundy, matures green, leaflets somewhat narrow pointed, but otherwise typical for a hybrid of this type. Height 32 inches (81 cm). Mechanical support not needed.

Reference: 2021-Pending