Strawberry Wine

This was a “fine red” seedling of unknown parentage sent to Hollingsworth by Silvia Saunders. The plant seems to spread more as the clump matures (don’t we all?)  and should probably be provided with support. The flower color is truly unique and bears a distinct resemblance to strawberry coloration.  Aptly named!

Cultivar: Strawberry Wine
Year: 2004 (Saunders/Hollingsworth)
Seedling No: unknown
Parentage: unknown
Flower: Color: reddish pink (color of strawberries)
Form: single, 8 petals
Blooms: Week 5
Carpels: 4, light green, woolly
Stigmas: bright dark pink
Disc: white
Stamens: filaments golden yellow throughout
Plant: Habit: spreading on mature plants
Foliage color: medium green leaves, red stems
Foliage form: medium wide leaves, terminal leaves slightly lobed
Height: 28″ (reported); 30″ in 2021
Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Several specialty nurseries