Full double, large flower opens medium pink with random dark specks throughout, its pattern reminiscent of the one seen on a young deer’s fur coat and apparently, this animal is lending its name to the cultivar– ‘The Fawn’. Large, broad outer petals, grade smaller and narrower inward, the flower is generously furnished with petals and of well-tailored, high build form. Satisfying plant habit, vigorous and fine grower, a dependable bloomer with ample color on a large, medium to tall height bush. Strong stems spreading, especially with rain in the opened flower, needs good support in the viewed landscape. Long stems well clothed in semi-glossy, medium green foliage. Leaves are durable and keep good appearance for most of the growing season. A reliable variety with good landscape qualities. Furnishes fine stems for the vase and makes an excellent choice for the cut flower garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; 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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