The anemone type flower opens cool pink with a light-yellow center. The pigments are bright and more pronounced in cool spring weather and pale only slightly before petals drop. Two rows of broad petals surround a large cluster of light yellow petalodes. These slender, elongated petalodes are quite straight, nearly toothpick like, but flat. The diminutive carpels are tipped with pink stigmas. It is an attractive formal flower with good substance. The sprawling bush has an acceptable plant habit. It is very vigorous and fast to increase growing a large clump within a few years of planting. A dependable bloomer that produces ample color on a tall bush. The long, arching stems bare the flower and side buds well above the foliage and require support in the viewed landscape. The bush is well-covered with glossy, dark green foliage. Leaflets remain green well into summer here in NW Missouri. The variety provides an understated elegance to the garden and fine stems for the vase. It is a charming choice for the cut flower garden and the sunny border.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; fragrant; novelty variety; general garden and landscape use; cut flower garden; perennial border; 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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