Amber Moon

Saunders called ‘Amber Moon’ a “fine garden plant” in his catalogue. It has possibly been confused with ‘Golden Vanitie’ in the trade.  Distinctions are several: ‘Amber Moon’ has a slightly tawny cast particularly at the base of the petals, creamy white stigmas (‘Golden Vanitie’s are pink), and ‘Amber Moon’ has fewer petals.  ‘Amber Moon’ is in the lineage of ‘Terpsichore’ (Daphnis, 1977).

The photo shown was taken by me at Longwood Gardens.

Cultivar: Amber Moon
Year: 1948
Seedling No: 16392
Group: Roman Gold
Flower: Color: pale gold, small dark red flares, edged and flushed rosy
Form: single
Blooms: [BLOOM]
Carpels: pale green
Stigmas: cream white
Sheath: cream white
Stamens: filaments are red
Plant: Habit: upright 
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: average width or slightly wider than some
Height: 19′ on 3 year old plant
Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Rare