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Wonderous Secret

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Cultivar
Wonderous Secret
Originator
Swenson Gardens
Group
Herb. Hybrid
Date
2021
Country
USA, MN

Received October 30, 2020. Seedling No. 75-68A. Parentage: Swenson Gardens seedling No. W9 x ‘Stephen E Ambrose’. First bloomed 2014, first propagated 2014. Early/Mid bloom season. Pale blush SEMI-DOUBLE to DOUBLE with lavender undertones, 1 bloom per stem, 5½ inches in size (14 cm). Rosy lavender flares extend 20% of petals’ length, imparting a blush-pink glow from the depths of the flower. Guard petals smoothly rounded, occasionally notched, held cupped, width 1¾ inches (4½ cm). Inner petals becoming ruffled. Strongly fragrant. Average of 3 carpels, light green, moderately hairy. Stigmas pink with normal anatomy, fertile, occasionally sets seed. Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments yellow. Staminodal disc obscure. Foliage emerges green. Upright growth, height 38-40 inches (96-102 cm). Mechanical support not needed.

Reference: 2021-Pending