Fragrant, double large flower opens red with color fading to rose red shades. The petals are edged and tips frosted, casting a silvery sheen at maturity. Broad, edged petals grade narrower toward center. A handsome, old-fashioned flower that is of good form and substance. Satisfying plant habit, vigorous and fair grower. A dependable bloomer with ample color on a large, tall bush. Long, straight stems are well covered in medium green foliage which remains attractive for most of the growing season. A sprawling bush in rough weather, allowing the stems to sag, does require mechanical support for the best results. Furnishes excellent stems for the vase and a fabulous choice for the cut flower garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; Heirloom variety; fragrant; general garden and landscape use; 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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