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Best Landscaper® 'Fantasia'
Originator: (Saunders, 1941)
Group: Herbaceous Hybrid
Bloom period: Early
Bloom week: 2
Flower form: Single
Height: Medium
USDA zone: 3 to 7
Item number: 2363


Single; large flower, opens in shades of pale pink and lavender blush. Two rows of large petals enclose a center boss composed of cerise red capped with yellow of the pollen-bearing anthers. Both the filaments and the carpels are cerise. The petal centers are crinkled in form and veined with a deeper pink, both attributes contribute to a varied but handsome flowers. A stately bush with large foliage, displays the flowers well.

Awards, Best Use & Distinctions 
Best Landscaper
®; Rare Variety; hybridizing; perennial border; general garden use.

Early Herbaceous Hybrid. Parentage: ((lactiflora x macrophylla) F2). One of the few named second generation Saunders "Macro" hybrids, a tetraploid (confirmed by chromosome count, per Silvia Saunders), of interest for breeding as well as garden decoration.

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