Group: Herbaceous Hybrid
Year Registered: 2017
Breeder/registrant: Bremer, N.
Parentage: Vanilla Schnapps x LCMG-1
Seedling #CCDDD6. Parentage: ‘Vanilla Schnapps’ x LCMG-1 (which is ‘Lemon Chiffon’ x ‘The Mackinac Grand’). First bloomed 2008, propagated since 2012. Advanced generation herbaceous hybrid. Very large, bright, deep pink, double flowers, 1 per stem, with sharply folded petals. Flowers open slowly and have a high petal count. As the flower opens the form is rather box shaped and later becomes a globe. Flower petals become lighter at the outer edges as they age creating a frosted affect. Stigmas/carpels are generally absent, but may be found sporadically. Fertile pollen can be found on stamens interspersed among the petals. Seed fertility with work, pollen is easy. Stems are thick, but spread under the weight of the flowers therefore some mechanical support may be needed for best display. Foliage is deep green and wide. Flowering height is 34 inches (86 cm). Blooms weeks 4-5. Named for the moon of Saturn discovered by Giovanni Cassini in 1684. In Greek Mythology, Dione is a Titaness.