Japanese type; displays as a single and often listed that way because of the very small and thick staminodes. Large, flower opens bright mahogany red, a stable pigmentation that does not fade much as the flower matures. Broad, well-formed petals with a pronounced, light red flare impart a sunray pattern. Segments of heavy, waxy substance surround a cluster of bright yellow staminodes centered by prominent pale yellow carpels, the flower is of exhibition quality and excellent form. Good plant habit, vigorous and fair increase, a dependable bloomer with ample color on a compact, medium height bush. Strong, erect stem holds the flower well. Good foliage, semi-glossy medium green, holds up well in Midwest summers. It is a stunning variety, well suited for the perennial border.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; APS Gold Medal 2015; APS Award of Landscape Merit 2011; Exhibition variety; champion class; general garden and landscape use; 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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