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.
|Flower:||Color:||pale gold, small dark red flares, edged and flushed rosy|
|Stamens:||filaments are red|
|Foliage color:||medium green|
|Foliage form:||average width or slightly wider than some|
|Height:||19′ on 3 year old plant|