The full double flower opens clean, medium pink. The pigmentation is more pronounced, nearly rose-pink in cool spring climate. The color fades over time with petals appearing to be frosted by the time they drop. The large flower is well-furnished with petals, broad guards surround layers of segments that grade narrower toward center forming a domed, high silhouette flower. Altogether, it is a nicely tailored, substantial flower. The bush has a good plant habit, it is vigorous and a dependable bloomer. It produces ample color on a broad, tall bush within a few years of planting. Strong stems carry flowers above the foliage and will lean with the heavy flower, especially if subjected to rain. This variety requires mechanical support in the viewed landscape. The bush is well-clad in deep green foliage which remains healthy and green for the growing season, well into fall here in NW Missouri. It is an excellent choice for the cut flower garden and a useful cutter for commercial growers.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; deer resistant; 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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