Hanadama Pearl. Bremer. 2022. Herbaceous Hybrid. (Dreamtime x (Old Faithful x Vanilla Schnapps)). Seedling #NB-H42. Mid late bloom. Very large 7 inch semi-double flowers of soft cream have 8 to 9 rows of petals. ‘Hanadama Pearl’ has superior pearl-like hints of pink in the petals as it opens and then becomes creamy yellow. Each concave petal is finely notched and is uniformly displayed. Flowers are circular and have a low profile when open (almost like dinner plates). Three stigmas are light cream-pink and carpels are greenish-cream with small cream hairs. Cream toothed disk. Filaments are light yellow throughout. The filament mass is headed with longer than average curling and twisting anthers which are very uniformly compacted and displayed at the center of the flower. Plants display deep green wide foliage typical of hybrids which clothes stems nearly to the ground. One flower per stem. Flower carriage is somewhat relaxed and spread over the plant as if floating. Flowers are long lasting in comparison to other hybrids which bloom at the same time. No mechanical support is necessary. Large roots and crown configuration are reminiscent of ‘Old Faithful’, making for a challenging subject to divide. One of the most beautiful plants in our garden when grown to clump size. Seed with effort. No pollen fertility to date. Premium divisions ship late September to mid October.
Hanadama translated from Japanese means “flower pearl”. The term is often used by Japanese pearl companies to describe their highest grade of quality for natural pearls.