Fragrant, bomb double; very large, striking cardinal red petals with excellent substance. Flower well-tailored especially when opened indoors or sheltered from wind. The color and size dominate; buds massive, flowers may grow to nine inches diameter in the vase. Bush of medium to tall height, vigorous, reliable bloomer. Sturdy stems, sag with opened flower. The presentation in the perennial border requires support. Furnishes excellent, long lasting stems for the vase which makes it a great choice for the cut flower garden and a well-regarded cultivar for the florist industry.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; Best Fragrant®; Hollingsworth's Best™; APS Best in Show 1998; Exhibition variety; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; cutter in commercial use.
Basic Growing Requirements
Full Sun. Water as needed, sensitive to overwatering and waterlog conditions. Soil pH 6.5-7. Fertile, well-draining soil.
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