A fragrant, full double, large flower opens shell pink. The pigment is warm and creamy, soon fading in the sun, the color is more saturated toward center and outer petals are colored light pink to blush white. Broad outer petals, grade narrower and longer inward; the segments cupped and slightly wavy, it is generously furnished with petals that are arranged in high silhouette and nicely tailored form, a heavy, sumptuous flower. Many side buds, need disbudding for best cutting or exhibition use. Very satisfying plant habit, vigorous and good grower, a dependable bloomer with heaps of color on a large, medium height bush. Long stem carries flower above the foliage canopy. The large bush sprawling with rain in the opened flower, requires good support if to be displayed in the viewed landscape. Abundant, 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 Cut®; Best Fragrant®; Heirloom variety; general garden and landscape use; 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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