“SCARLET PIMPERNEL” won the prestigious STOUT SILVER MEDAL FOR 2019! This award will be presented to Nan Ripley at the 2020 AHS National Convention in May. We are blessed beyond measure.
(N. Ripley 2007) Tet (Ruby Spider x Royal Celebration). Height 35”, flower 10”, 3-way to 4-way branching, bud count 12-18 (depending on rain), unusual form. Glowing Royal Garnet Red combined with chartreuse green throat can put a WOW in your garden. This flower has strong saturated colors that dazzle a painter’s eye. I love to paint watercolors and when I laid eyes on Scarlet Pimpernel I immediately wanted to put the brilliant colors and flower form on paper. Scarlet Pimpernel is often producing 4 petals and 4 sepals making 4 x 4 polymerous blooms. The flowers stand erect all day and do not fade, looking as fresh in the evening as in the early morning. When you add that Scarlet Pimpernel is a rebloomer and is both pod and pollen fertile, it is a gardener’s, collector’s, and hybridizer’s dream machine. $30.00 double fan. Scarlet Pimpernel can be seen in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 National Gardens.