MONSTROUS buds & HUMUNGOUS blossoms of rich ruby red hold their durable brilliance from beginning to end. IMMENSE petals (just one can cover a child's palm) lend a classical Hybrid Tea bud shape, slowly spiraling open to a ruffled WHOPPER of a show-stopper. LARGE lettuce-like leaves of an unusual red-green color gracefully enrobe the long cutting stems—in perfect proportion to the flower. Who needs a bouquet? It only takes one PRODIGIOUS posy to fill a vase. Most massive in the spring.
Class Hybrid Tea
Plant Habit Medium to medium-tall
Growth Habit Upright to slightly spreading
Plant Height 43" to 4¼'
Stem Length Long
Foliage Color Very large, reddened green
Disease Resistance Very good
Flower Color Resilient bright ruby red – sometimes kissed with ebony
Bud Form Big, pointed & ovoid
Flower Size Massive, more than 5 and as large as 8 inches in diameter
Flower Form Huge, full & ruffled
Petal Count Around 30
Intro Year 2009