Fragrant, bomb double; large size, flower opens blush soon fading to cream white, a clean color without markings. Petals infused with yellow more densely toward center, imparting a faint, golden glow akin to gleam seen in high quality porcelain. Broad, rounded guards form a saucer, in center a large ball composed of narrow petal and petalode segments. Wavy, irregularly notched segments of feathery appearance, form a tightly packed ball with pale green carpals, pink stigma and no stamens in center. Side buds prolong bloom. Great plant habit, vigorous and good grower, a reliable bloomer with prolific color on a compact, semi-dwarf bush. Emerging spring shoots are lightly bronzed green, passing to rich, blue green with the prevailing seasonal temperatures. Attractive foliage, leaflets are relatively narrow and pointed, holds well through the summer season. Strong, erect stems, carries flowers near the foliage canopy, the bush holds form well even against rough weather and staking is not required. It has a notably harmonious combination of attributes which makes it an excellent choice for the perennial border.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; Fragrant; Rare variety; 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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