Boreas. (God of the Northwind) Daphnis. 1977. Advanced generation lutea hybrid. APS ‘Best In Show’ 2013. Red, single to semi-double. Petals are lightly ruffled, turning in and out in different directions as though a strong wind is blowing with great force. Looks and feels as though made of velvet. Pink stigmas, red stamens and medium red sheath. Plants are extremely fast robust growers. The long stems can be winter killed in Wisconsin, but always regrow to bloom in the spring. Plants become large over time and have excellent large deep green foliage. Boreas is a very upright grower that produces many shoots and can be used as a foundation shrub. Does produce seed, but these are often ruptured or split. Parentage: (Unnamed F1 x ?). Ships in late September to mid October.