This is a new color for the genus, a kind of deep magenta red with red being the dominant color, and purple petal backs. As the flowers pass their prime, they age to an attractive smoky rose. The enormous 5-6, strongly fragrant flowers have horizontally held ray petals, making the flowers seem even larger. From mid through late summer, these showy blooms are produced atop very dark, near black stems that are thick and sturdy. BIG SKY SERIES
Long lasting color for beds, borders and cottage gardens. Excellent when massed.
Tolerates a variety of soil fertility. Drought tolerant once established.