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Hot Chocolate

Best Landscaper® 'Hot Chocolate'
Originator: (Sass, 1971)
Group: Lactiflora
Bloom period: Midseason
Bloom week: 4 to 6
Flower form: Japanese
Height: Medium
USDA zone: 2 to 8
Item number: 2202

Details:

Japanese; medium size flower, opens chocolate-red. Broad petals surround a cluster of same color staminodes delicately edged in gold, centered by diminutive carpels. An attractive, dark colored flower with good form and substance. Good plant habit; dependable bloom, good increase, grows a generous, medium height bush. Deep green leaflets on stout, upright stems carries the flowers above the canopy. Excellent in the landscape, great choice for the cut flower garden.

Awards, Best Use & Distinctions 
Best Landscaper®; Novelty; general garden and landscape use; perennial border, cut flower garden, cutter.

Best Seedling, Midwest District Show 1969. 

Lactiflora cultivar. Parentage: unknown. No stamens. Fertile, seeds. 

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