Fragrant, semi-double; medium size, flower opens radiant, deep orange to fire engine red, the pigment is of exceptional brilliance and quite durable, the color is clean throughout. The flower is without markings and does not pale until petals drop. Multiple rows of broad, well-formed petals surround a large boss of yellow, pollen-bearing stamens, in center quite inconspicuous, pale carpels with pink stigma. The gynoecium is of normal form and fertile, will set seeds. The nicely tailored flower is of exquisite form and substance. Very good plant habit, vigorous and fast growing, a very dependable bloomer with abundant color on a large, medium height bush. Thick, erect stems well covered in semi-glossy, deep green foliage. Long, straight stem carries the flower near the foliage canopy, the compact bush form holds quite well against inclement weather, stake only if found necessary. It is among the best landscape varieties currently available, an outstanding choice for the sunny border and the living garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; BeeLoved®; APS Gold Medal, 2013; APS Award of Landscape Merit, 2012; fragrant; exhibition variety; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; attracts pollinators and honey bees; deer resistant.
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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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