Single, on well grown plants nearly semi-double; large flower, opens fire engine red. Nicely formed, cupped petals enclose a ring of red filaments and bright yellow stamens, which in turn surround a center of red-tipped, sulfur yellow carpels. The color contrast suggests the blazing appearance of fire. Good plant habit, vigorous, ample amount of bloom on a medium height plant. Flowers set close to the canopy of ruffled medium green leaflets. Self-supporting strong stems ensure for a favorable presentation in the landscape. Intolerant to water stress and midsummer heat, plants go dormant early in NW Missouri.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; Hollingsworth's Best™; Rare; 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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