Full double, medium large flower opens dark burgundy red, darker than P. ‘Karl Rosenfield’ and of better form and substance. Satisfying plant habit, quite vigorous. A reliable bloomer makes for a generous, medium height bush. Dark green foliage consisting of narrow leaflets much of the growing season when planted in protected areas. Quite intolerant to water stress and intense heat, which induces early dormancy. Strong stems, mostly freestanding, and support depends on placement in the landscape. It is a good and dependable variety suitable for the perennial border and cut flower garden. It is a rare and uncommon heirloom variety.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; 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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