|Color of flowers||salmon pink|
|Plants height||1 m|
|Flowering month||VI, VII, VIII|
|Aspect||N, E, W|
|Pruning way||2 (light)|
|Frost hardiness||Zones 4 - 9|
A cultivar that commands attention due to its unusual salmon pink flowers with a deep pink bar along the middle of each sepal. It’s undemanding and may grow in every type of a garden. Recommended also for container cultivation.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Medium-sized flowers 8–12 cm across, consisting of 6 salmon pink sepals with deep pink bar running along the middle and lightening towards the tip. Flowers are brightened by stamens, their yellow anthers set on white-pink filaments, and by yellow pistils. Blooms between June and August. Leaves simple or trifoliate, dark green.
HOW IT GROWS: A climber supporting itself with leaf tendrils. Reaches 1.5 m height.
WHERE TO PLANT: Avoid both sun-exposed and shaded sites. Frost hardy (zone 4-9).
HOW TO PLANT AND MAINTAIN: Before planting immerse the plant container in water for 10-30 min. Place the plant in a 60 x 60 x 60 cm hole with a 10-cm layer of pebbles and gravel at the bottom. Cover the roots with a bucket of well-rotten manure or compost and fill up with fertile soil. Place the plant base 5–10 cm deeper than it was before. Plant at least 30 cm from walls or other plants. The base should be in a shade. Cover the ground around the new plants with bark mulch and for winter protection pile it up to 10 cm. Fertilize with Osmocote 5-6 M, water generously in vegetative season. Flowers appear on new shoots, so at the end of February or the beginning of March dead wood should be removed and the live shoots strongly pruned – at 30 cm from the base, above the strong buds in the first year, 40 cm in the second year and 50 cm in the following seasons.
HOW TO APPLY: Suitable for growing by smaller garden supports. It may interlace other plants such as shrubs. Recommended for container cultivation.
ORIGIN: Raised by Willem Straver, Germany 2000.