Lyra. Bremer. 2019. Advanced generation lutea hybrid. (Sedona x Loyola). Loyola is an unregistered Bernard Chow hybrid. Seedling number ‘NB16’. Creped, crinkled and highly ruffled rose-pink semi-double to double flowers that fade to a slightly lighter color at outer edges. Lyra has small maroon flares that are not generally visible due to petal organization . Maroon sheath and stamens. Pink stigmas. 25-35 petals. 2 to 3 buds per stem. Bloom season is extended due to side buds opening after primary buds. Flowers are outward facing with good carriage. Leaves are deep green with light red petioles on upper facing surfaces. Plants produce a large mound shape with foliage to the ground. Produces large numbers of ground shoots and is one of the more vigorous growing lutea hybrids. Easily propagated through grafting. Grows to 4 feet in Wisconsin. Lyra is Latin for lyre and is a small constellation. Lyra was often represented on star maps as a vulture or an eagle carrying a lyre. Also known as “Falling Vulture” or “Falling Eagle”. Flowers ‘fall’ outward around the plant and are reference to a falling eagle. Lyra is one of finest looking plants in the garden throughout the growing season and can be used as a landscape specimen for these attributes. Excellent and consistent. Ships in late September to mid October.