Full double; very large, flower opens in a rich cardinal red color. Large, broad outer petals grading narrower and longer inward, tightly packed into a nicely tailored flower of outstanding, high profile form. Petals, thick and notably heavy, waxy substance. Last variety of this hybrid red tone to flower, always attracts the eye of late season guests who missed the others. Medium height, strong stems, good grower; but moderate of increase, resulting in a sparse bush while the plants are young. In the landscape best be screened by other plants in the first few years. Stems sag with opened flower. The presentation in the perennial border requires support. Furnishes excellent stems for the vase and it is a great choice for the cut flower garden. Flowering stems of commercial cut flower quality.
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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