Lustrous

Flowers are held well above the foliage.  This plant did very well in 2021, giving me a new appreciation for it.  The flowers just glow and the foliage is very attractive.

Cultivar: Lustrous
Year: 1942
Seedling No: 9735. Page 22 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 7: lactiflora ‘Adolphe Rousseau’ X peregrina “lobata of Perry”
Flower: Color: bright scarlet red
Form: semi-double, 3  or 4 rows of petals
Blooms: Week 5
Carpels: 3-4, light yellow, woolly
Stigmas: bright scarlet red (self)
Disc: white, edged pink
Stamens: filaments red at base, shading to yellow
Plant: Habit: rounded bush
Foliage color: dark green
Foliage form: narrow leaves, somewhat incurved
Height: 34″ in 2021
Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Several specialty nurseries