Full double; medium size, flower opens dark crimson with a blackish sheen, but not dull. Well furnished with petals, an attractive flower of fine form and good substance; rich fragrance. Good plant habit, vigorous, good grower, makes a sizable, medium height bush. Wiry stems sag with rain in the opened flower. The presentation benefited by support; very worth the trouble, fabulous display in the landscape, yields good stems for cutting.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; Best Fragrant®; Heirloom variety; general garden and landscape 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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