(Reed, 2017) 38” Midseason 7.25” dormant diploid, Unusual Form
This large bright red bloom is very showy, with a lot of action in the curling sepals and flaring, pinched, ruffled petals. It has a slightly darker red eye, light green throat, and 3 branches and 15 buds. It clumps up quickly, and is fertile.
Another seedling from David Metzger, raised here at Woodhenge Gardens and selected for introduction! I am not currently locating the paperwork for parentage from five years ago, so it is registered as unknown, but it may be discovered eventually. The lovely large soft orange blooms are on tall 50" scapes. The petals pinch, and the ruffled sepals gently recurve. The color begins as an intense gold-orange in the throat, which blends into a softer orange with darker veins, and then lightens toward the outside edges of the petals. The lighter edges fade to almost white on hot days. The showy blooms are presented face-outward on the upright scapes. Pod fertile.