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Zlatičko

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Cultivar
Zlatičko
Originator
Seidl / Westland
Group
Herb. Hybrid
Date
2021
Country
Netherlands

Received December 11, 2020. Parentage: ‘Pastelegance’ x ‘Lemon Chiffon’. First bloomed about 2006. First year propagated 2012. Midseason bloom period. Medium-sized DOUBLE flowers, yellow, slightly darker than either ‘Lemon Chiffon’ or ‘Sunny Boy’. One bloom per stem, up-facing presentation. Guard petals rounded, shallowly notched. Pollen-bearing stamens at center, pollen fertile. Stigmas usually poorly formed and incapable of seed production, but when having normal anatomy have proved fertile. No fragrance. Stems relatively short at 25-28 inches (65-70 cm), not needing mechanical support, and clothed their entire length in dark green foliage. Plant seems to benefit from light shade during the summer season. Slow to moderate increase, but this assures the plant has the strength to produce nicely formed quality flowers from first bloom. The name comes from the word “Zlati?ko” which is a term of endearment in the Czech language. Directly translated it means “little golden one” and is derived from “zlato” the word for gold, Seeds received from Bill Seidl, after expressing admiration for ‘Pastelegance’ to him. Seedling was raised into maturity by Wim Vriend, Andijk, The Netherlands, then divided and returned in 2012 before being sent on to Ruud Warmerdam in 2014 for propagation and distribution. A couple of months before Bill Seidl passed away he was sent him photos of his creation. Bill was surprised and pleased, and approved of the name, though in his opinion it was all Reath’s work, since ‘Pastelegance’ (Seidl, 1989) was ‘Salmon Dream’ x ‘Lemon Chiffon’, both of the latter from the hand of David Reath.

Reference: 2021-Pending