The full double, large sized flower opens creamy blush, fading to white when mature. Blush pink undertones are more vivid and persistent in cool spring regions. The flower is generously furnished with petals with the broad outer petals enclosing many layers of segments that grade narrower inward. The petals are ruffled and notched, segments near the center have bright purple-red margins near the tips. It is an admirable flower that is of excellent shape and exhibition quality. The bush has a satisfying plant habit. It is quite vigorous and a dependable bloomer with average increase forming a large, tall bush within a few years of planting. Long stems carry the flowers above the foliage and arch when in open flower. The semi-glossy, deep green leaflets remain attractive for most of the growing season, well into the fall. This variety requires mechanical support in the viewed landscape. The stems are long enough for cutting, yielding fine stems for the vase and a great addition to a cut flower garden and sunny border.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; American Home Achievement Medal, Minneapolis1958; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; 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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