MILDRED PIERCE (Barnes, C&M 2017) Height 36"; blooms late midseason; 5" flowers; semi-evergreen; tetraploid.
(Satan's Fire x Home for Christmas) X Joan Derifield
There is a place for melodrama in the garden and MILDRED PIERCE occupies that place with a stoic determination to do the right thing. Scarlet blossoms with heavy substance and a brief orange halo around a lime-green throat. This drama queen delivers 3 branches with 18 buds and blooms well into September here in our northern garden.
"She bought a love she could never own!"