Full double, very large bloom opening light pink, fading to blush with age. Generously furnished with petals with occasional red marks seen on some petal ends. Excellent form and substance, a standard of exhibition quality for many years. Vigorous, very reliable bloomer making a stately, medium height bush. Deep green foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season. Stout stems arch with the heavy bloom and requires mechanical support for best flowering in the viewed landscape. Excellent show in the landscape, fabulous for cutting.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; APS Gold Medal, 1941 & 1969; Best in Show, 1969; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; exhibition variety; 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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