Velvet Eyes

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(Stamile P, 2001, 30", 4.25", EM SEV Re Tet, 5-way branching, 30 buds)  His description includes:  Red with black eye above green throat.  

[MISTER LUCKY  x  TET EYE OF NEWT]

-- Comments:  Not a real red in my Zone 4 northern garden where it appears a dark orange red.  But the eye is definitely black, and was passed on in a cross with Vertical Horizon.  Consistently formed flowers.  Somewhat tender in my Zone 4 northern garden where it has enjoyed the last 2 summers (2017, 2018) which warmed up earlier than usual.

 

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