Fragrant, full double; large size, flower opens medium pink in cooler climates or cold spring, otherwise blush to apple blossom shades with pigments more pronounced toward center. Many petals, segments broad and well-formed, grade smaller inward, wavy and somewhat ruffled, the flower is nicely tailored and of good substance. Many side buds, need disbudding for best cutting or exhibition use. Quite satisfying plant habit when established, good vigor but slow to increase, a dependable bloomer with good color on a large, tall bush. Long stem carries flower much above the foliage canopy. Bush sprawling with opened flower, requires high mechanical support if to be displayed in the viewed landscape. Abundant, semi-glossy, deep green foliage covers bush well and remains nice-looking for most of the growing season. This variety boasts excellent cut flower qualities and makes a fine addition to a cut flower garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Fragrant®; Best Cut®; Heirloom variety; general garden and landscape use; perennial border, cut flower garden; deer resistant; cutter in commercial use.
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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