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Czech Poppy
Uljana Blažková / Pavel Sekerka
Herbaceous Hybrid
Czech Republic

Received August 31, 2020. Seedling No. CH-04. Parentage: ‘Gedenken’ open pollinated. First bloomed 1980’s, first propagated 2015. Has been distributed under this name to a number of botanical gardens in Europe. The name and description have also been previously published in two Czech magazines, Zahrádká? and Zahradnictví. Early/Mid season bloom. Flower form SINGLE. One bloom per stem, 6¼ inches in size (16 cm) with up-facing flowers. Overall color effect is purplish-pink (RHS:57B). Darker pigment (RHS:65A) coalesces generally along the petal’s veins over what might be thought of as a white background. Two rows of guard petals, 3 inches wide (7.5 cm) are held loosly cupped. Carpels number 3-4, are pale green (RHS:145C), densely covered with white hairs, and have whitish stigmas, washed pink (RHS:36C). Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments yellow throught 9RHS10B). Staminodal disc well developed, white. Early foliage yellowish-green with leaflets washed purplish bronze, turning green by time of flowering. Stems, petioles, and veins of leaves have relatively long white hairs, or indumentum. Upright growth to 29½ inches (75 cm). As carpels mature they become large and suitable for decoration. Named as part of the “Poppy” series introduced by the Pr?honice Botanical Garden. One envisions the Czech dessert Kolache, often made with a poppy seed filling.

Reference: 2020-DIR:23