Fragrant, bomb double; large, flower opens in shades of medium pink. A double row of broad guard petals holds a large ball of tightly packed petalodes and narrow segments, petal tips silvered. The flower is of heavy substance and well-tailored, makes a very large bloom when protected from wind or opened in a vase. Good plant habit, vigorous and fair grower, a reliable bloomer with abundant color on a spreading, tall bush. Much appreciated for its vigor and flower size. Long stems sag with opened flower, the presentation in the viewed landscape needs support; worth the trouble, outstanding display in the landscape, great for cutting. Has long been a staple of the florist trade.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; RHS Award of Garden Merit; Historic variety; Fragrant; general garden 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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