Seedling number #NB-H17. Parentage: ‘Magenta Gem’ x unknown. First bloomed 2008, propagated since 2009. Very light fragrance. DOUBLE magenta flowers with notched petals and small wavy edges. Flower size 5½ inches (14 cm). Central petals are often streaked and tipped in white. Carpels green, 3 to 4 in number, reddish-purple stigmas and yellow filaments. Up to 2 side buds for extended bloom. Foliage and stems are black-red for an extended time after emergence. As buds begin to grow foliage turns from black-red to deep green; stems and petioles retain their dark coloring throughout the summer. The sturdy 32 inch (81 cm) stems require no mechanical support. This cultivar makes a fine contrast with foliage of lime green coloration. A beautiful plant both in and out of bloom. Fertile both ways.


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