The fragrant, full double flower opens in delicate pink shades. The pigmentation is more pronounced in the heart of the flower grading lighter outward. The color soon fades to lighter shades of pink and eventually to blush, vailed in silver by the time petals drop. The large flower is generously furnished with petals, broad guards surround many layers of segments that successively grade narrower toward center forming a high silhouette, domed shape. It is a sumptuous, nicely tailored flower with a pleasant fragrance. The bush has a very satisfying plant habit, it is quite vigorous and a dependable bloomer. It produces ample color on a broad, tall bush within a few years of planting. The main flower and side buds are born on long stems well above the dark green foliage. Stems sprawl when in flower and require mechanical support in the viewed landscape, but this is well worth the trouble. This variety rewards with a fabulous display in the perennial border and furnishes fine stems for the vase. It is an excellent choice for the cut flower garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; Best Fragrant®; 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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