Door County Sunset
Advanced Generation Lutea Hybrid Tree Pony
This is a beautiful flower that starts out sort of tropical punch orange/red tone. As the flower matures, the depth of tone fades out and the yellow underneath shows through creating a two toned flower not unlike a deeper colored Peace rose or a changeable, two-toned orange tropical waterlily. This cultivar is said to be fertile both ways. Of the lutea hybrids I grow, this one holds its flowers up the most. They are not upright, but hang more out than down, unlike some of the other lutea hybrids.
This shot of the flower from the back shows the subtle coloring in the final stages of the flower's color change and a strong striation of color. Note how the flower petal is lighter in the center with a darker edging and the striation radiates out through the center of the flower. This is a gorgeous and subtle flower. I am hoping to hybridize with this cultivar.