The fragrant, full double flower opens clean rose pink. The pigmentation is more pronounced in cool spring weather. The color soon fades to lighter pink shades veiled silver in the sun. The large flower is well-furnished with petals, broad guards surround layers of petal segments that grade narrower toward center, forming a buildup, domed silhouette bloom. It is a large, nicely tailored, well-proportioned flower with good substance. The bush has a very satisfying plant habit, it is quite vigorous and a dependable bloomer. It produces ample color on a large clump within a few years of planting. The blooms are carried above a canopy of the dark green foliage and the arching, but stiff stems make a broad bush. Thick stems are mostly self-supporting and light support against inclement weather events is suggested. The bush is well covered in glossy, dark green foliage, the leaflets are large and of heavy substance. This variety is an excellent choice for the cut flower garden and the perennial border.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; fragrant; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; deer resistant.
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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