Japanese form; medium size, flower opens bright rose red, in cooler climate or cold spring, deep maroon. The pigment is very durable and does not fade until petals drop. Broad, rounded petals surround a large cluster of same color staminodes edged in gold, in center inconspicuous, pale green carpels. A handsome flower, well-tailored, pleasing shape and good substance. Good plant habit, quite vigorous and of good increase, a dependable bloomer with ample color on a generous, medium height bush. Deep green leaflets on stout, upright stems carry the flowers above the canopy. The bush holds quite well against rough weather, benefited by support if found necessary. Excellent in the landscape, great choice for the cut flower garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; Best Cut®; APS Award of Landscape Merit 2014; RHS Award of Garden Merit; 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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