The semi-double flower, double on mature specimens, opens lemon yellow. The color is more intense and lasting in cool spring weather. The yellow pigment is even throughout and eventually fades to light yellow shades, nearly cream color by the time the petals drop. Broad outer petals surround rows of segments that grade successively smaller toward the center cluster of yellow stamens. The attractive flower is of good substance and a pleasing, well-tailored form. The bush has a satisfying plant habit, it is quite vigorous forming flowers on young plants. It is quite slow to increase but will grow into a sizable clump after a few years. It is a dependable bloomer and produces ample color on a medium height bush. Side buds enhance the display of color and extend the bloom season. The flowers are borne close enough to the foliage for a well-proportioned presentation. The leaves are deep green and remain healthy throughout the growing season. Thick, straight stems lean with the heavy flower, especially if subjected to rain and require support in the landscape. It furnishes fine stems for the vase. Adaptive to many uses, it is a great choice for the cut flower garden and eye candy in the perennial border.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; Best Fragrant®; BeeLoved®; APS Best in Show, 2000; general garden and landscape use; attracts pollinators and honey bees; deer resistant; cutter in commercial use.
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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.
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