Trafford W. Bigger
Japanese; large, flower opens maroon to deep mahogany red in cooler climates. Quite durable pigments, color remains stable until petals drop. Broad, well-formed petals surround a cluster of narrow staminodes of same color edged in gold. In center mostly obscured, pale yellow carpels with red stigmas. A fine looking flower that is of good form and substance. Very satisfying plant habit, vigorous and of fair increase, a dependable bloomer with ample color on a large, medium height bush. Stout, erect stem carries flowers above the foliage canopy. The bush is well covered in semi-glossy, dark green foliage, the leaves remain attractive for most of the growing season. Excellent in the landscape, good choice for the cut flower garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; Best Cut®; Rare variety; 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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