Fresh off the plant, right into the jar and straight out of the camera.
I bought this variety at the beginning of this season, receiving a bare-rooted and not-too-flash looking plant. I'd never seen it in action and thought the claims of spectacular/idiosyncratic bloom colour would be bollocks just like everything else you read on a tag these days.
Well, this is evening daylight and the image is around 95% accurate to my eye, so looks like it really is a crazy fresh salmon+ripe peach+sunset+coral shade.
Someone slap my overly-skeptical arse.
The bush was attacked several times by feral possums but has proven robust and determined to please, recovering nicely. This is its first bloom. There is a warm, moderate scent of candied fruit with a slight myrrh funk at first which settles into a softer old rose smell.
I think it very beautiful.
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