Seedling No. RAISS 61. Parentage unknown. First year bloomed 2013, first propagated 2013. SINGLE, one flower per stem, 3-3½ inches (8-10 cm). Petals violet, cupped, rounded. Rose flares to 15% of petals’ length. Stamens present, pollen absent. Filaments yellow throughout. Sheath watermelon, complete. Average of 5 carpels, green, sparsely hairy. Stigmas watermelon, normal anatomy, no seeds. Fragrance. Early foliage emerges burgundy, matures to green. Typical Itoh Group foliage. Upright mounded growth habit, height 30-32 inches (76-81 cm).
Anderson, R.F. / Swenson Gardens