Received: December 22, 2019. Seedling No. 10 RAISS 82. First year bloomed 2016, first year propagated 2016. Parentage not given. Midseason bloom. SEMI-DOUBLE. One bloom per stem, ruby red, size 4½ inches (11½ cm), no fragrance. Guard petals generally rounded, cupped, notched, somewhat ruffled, 1¾ inches in width (4½ cm). Inner petals smaller. Very dark reddish purple flares, almost black, extend to 35% of petals’ length. Five carpels, green, moderately hairy. Stigmas cream, washed pink, normal anatomy. No fertility. Stamens present, but pollen absent. Filaments red at the base, yellow towards the tip. Sheath partial, near complete but with gaps, color cream, washed peach. Foliage emerges burgundy to green. Leaflets typical for Itoh Gp. Upright growth habit, height 24 inches (61 cm), support not needed.
Roger F. Anderson / Swenson Gardens, Howard Lake, MN