P. officinalis Rubra Plena
$42.00 (excl. tax)
A centuries-old ancient cultivar reportedly dating back to the 1600s! It’s evident why this plant has been grown in Europe for hundreds of years when you see their showy, full double flowers that are reliably produced in number. This plant adds a great deal of garden value as it will be among your first doubles to bloom, period. Flowers are a bright red bomb doubles. Guard petals are well formed, nicely rounded and uniform, surrounding a central ball of petals that are slightly fringed. Carpels are revealed as the flowers fully open. Plants form a short to medium-height, pleasing, hemispherical dome with stems that are sufficient to carry the flowers under most conditions but benefit from support during rainy spells. The foliage is unique and beautiful, lobed and rounded. A unique opportunity to grow a living relic that comes with added garden utility of introducing early double flowering. ‘Rubra Plena’ has been used by hybridizers to produce many excellent red offspring plants, one such being the famous Red Charm. One bud per stem.