Helen Matthews

This plant was received as ‘Great Lady’ but is definitely not the same plant as another I purchased as ‘Great Lady’.  It may or may not be ‘Helen Matthews’.  It looks similar to what others are growing as ‘Helen Matthews’ although mine has so far not had as many rows of petals.  My plant and others appear to have yellow filaments but the registration says “red filaments”.

Will continue researching this.

Cultivar: Helen Matthews?
Year: 1953 (Saunders/Krekler)
Seedling No: unknown
Parentage: unknown
Flower: Color: brilliant red
Form: semi-double, cupped shape, very regular form
Blooms: Week 4
Carpels: 3-4, light yellow green
Stigmas: pale pink
Disc: white
Stamens: filaments light yellow (should be red)
Plant: Habit: upright
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: leaves are lobed
Height: 34″ in 2021
Recommendation: Highly recommended
Availability: Several specialty nurseries