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Heather
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Best Fragrant® 'Heather'
Origin.: (Hollingsworth, 2017)
Group: Herbaceous Hybrid
Bloom period: Early
Bloom week: 2 & 3
Flower form: Double
Height: Medium
USDA Zone: 3 to 7
Item number: 2866

Details:

Full double on mature plants; one flower per stem, fragrant. Petal color is in shades of apricot, darker at opening and in the depths of the flower, the color paling when exposed to sunlight. Guard petals are rounded and cupped surrounding inner petals which encircle a narrow collar of stamens, which in turn surrounds the outer petals of the inner flower, leading to wanted fullness in the mature flower. A good grower, strong stems are somewhat spreading, green leaflets hold up better than the average of herbaceous hybrids in later summer, showing moderate resistance to leaf spot fungi and has been found quite resistant to mildew here in NW Missouri. The plant quickly matures into a large clump, making an admirable presentation when in flower. The plant yields fine, fragrant stems for the vase and adds a unique color to the perennial border. Light support is suggested for best results.

Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Fragrant®; BeeLoved®; Best Cut®; Hollingsworth's Best™; Unique color; Rare variety; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; attracts pollinators and honey bees; cut flower garden; deer resistant.

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Basic Growing Requirements
Full Sun. Water as needed, sensitive to overwatering and waterlog conditions. Soil pH 6.5-7. Fertile, well-draining soil.

 


Disclosure: The image(s) above shows the actual cultivar named and described on this page. The pictures are a fair and accurate depiction of the flowers as they are, in vivo, and are not staged or altered otherwise. The descriptions are based on our experience with plants that are grown by us here in NW Missouri. All images and information presented are subject to US Copyright ©, cultivar names may be subject to US Registered Trademark ®, and/or subject to specific breeder rights such as US Plant Patent and/or USDA Plant Variety Protection as well as specific State of Missouri crop protection laws, and all rights thereto are reserved. Please note plant size, color, and health is due to a variety of environmental factors so results cannot be guaranteed and additionally that different web browsers may display colors slightly differently. These varieties may not be propagated commercially or exported without specific license and may be subject to export/import regulations. For inquiry send a written letter to Hollingsworth Peonies, Attn: Justin Peter Goldberg, Esq., P.O. Box 233, Maryville, MO 64468.


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Breeding achivement of full double flower genetics in week 2, cross with tetraploid, fertile both ways. 

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