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Yellow Caucasian

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Yellow Caucasian
Pavel Sekerka
Herbaceous Hybrid
Czech Republic

Received August 31, 2020. Parentage: P. mlokosewitschii, open pollinated, likely by another species of the Caucasus. First bloomed, and first propagated, in the 1990’s. Has been distributed under this name to a number of botanical gardens in Europe. The name and description have also been previously published in two Czech magazines, Zahrádká? and Zahradnictví. Very early bloom period. SINGLE with two rows of guard petals, 1 bloom per stem, 6 inches in size (15¼ cm). Petals held cupped, are pale yellow (RHS:2C) with pinkish flares extending about 20% of the petal’s length, then bleeding somewhat along the veins. Few carpels (2-3), pale yellowish-green, densely hairy with white indumentum. Stigmas reddish-purple (RHS:63A) with normal anatomy, fertile. Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments yellow. Well-developed staminodal disc is white. Fragrance may be perceived as unpleasant by some. Early foliage green washed purplish bronze. Stems, petioles, veins of leaves and flower buds are hairy. At flowering, leaves are green, somewhat purplish along the edges. Vigorous plant with upright growth to 24 inches (60 cm). The name relates to The Caucasus, the area between the Caspian and Black Seas where P. mlokosewitschii grows wild.

Reference: 2020-DIR:45