Your Majesty

There are several heights reported for this plant from 35″ (Wister) – 60″ (APS website).  Five feet seems unlikely to me. Also the carpels have been described as white (Wister) and as rose pink (Silvia Saunders).  My plant definitely has green carpels so I am not sure if I have the correct plant.

Cultivar: Your Majesty
Year: 1947
Seedling No: 11389. Page 22r of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 7: lactiflora 3458 X 5267 (5267 = seedling believed to be a lobata)
Flower: Color: scarlet red
Form: single, two rows of petals
Blooms: Week 4 or 5
Carpels: 4-5, green (mine); rose pink (Silvia Saunders’ notes)
Stigmas: light pink
Disc: white, conspicuous
Stamens: filaments are yellow, abundant stamens, rather dark gold anthers
Plant: Habit: upright
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: large leaves, lobed
Height: tall, 48″ (reported); 44″ in 2021
Recommendation: Collectors’ plant
Availability: Few specialty nurseries