As this plant matures, it becomes more spreading so be sure to give it some room. Better if staked. Held up pretty well in a rainstorm.
The correct spelling of this plant is with one “l” but you may come across spellings with two – even Silvia Saunders had to correct her spelling in her notes.
|Seedling No:||12494. Page 142 of Saunders’ Notebook I|
|Parentage:||11A: officinalis ‘Sultan’ X lactiflora|
|Flower:||Color:||red, variously termed “scarlet crimson” and “tinge of orange”|
|Form:||semi-double, 3 rows, flowers somewhat irregular but very large|
|Blooms:||Week 4 or 5|
|Stigmas:||bright pink red|
|Disc:||white, edged pink, prominent|
|Stamens:||filaments pink at base, shading to yellow|
|Foliage color:||medium green, shining|
|Foliage form:||narrow leaves|
|Height:||40″ in 2021; 45″ in 2022|
|Recommendation:||Recommended especially if you like big red flowers|
|Availability:||Several specialty nurseries|