By Rushing – 1987
Oh, and what a lovely lady she is…at 20 inches tall she has 6 inch perfectly formed yellow blooms. The flowers are fragrant, ruffled (of course). The banana yellow color extends all the way down to the base of the throat. Even the stamens are this bright banana yellow color. Being a dormant, tetraploid makes it vigorous in our northern gardens. It has big strapping leaves that rarely turn brown and thick sturdy scapes that have a huge bud count. There are often multiple flowers blooming at the same time. She starts blooming early mid-season but is also one of the latest bloomers in my garden. These flowers open without difficulty even in cold weather.