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Dione.  Bremer.  2017.  Advanced generation herbaceous hybrid.  (Vanilla Schnapps x (Lemon Chiffon x The Mackinac Grand)).  Dione has very large, bright, deep pink, double flowers with sharply folded petals.  Flowers open slowly and have a high petal count.  Oddly, as the flower opens the flower form is rather box shaped and later becomes a globe. As the flowers age petals become lighter at the outer edges creating a frosted affect.  Stigmas/carpels are generally absent, but may be found sporadically.  Pollen is present between petals.  Stems are thick, but flower weight is great enough to bend them outward.  Some mechanical support may be needed for best display.  Foliage is deep green and wide.  Dione is named for the moon of Saturn discovered by Giovanni Cassini in 1684.  In Greek Mythology, Dione is a Titaness.  Flowering height is 34″.   Seed fertility with work, pollen is easy.  Week 4-5 bloom time.  One of the very finest recently introduced cultivars.  First time available in the United States.  Premium divisions ship late September to mid October.

Color: Lavender-Pink-Coral
SPECIALTY: Fertile, Ploidy-Tetraploid, Rare