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'Jan III Sobieski'

Large, flat, semi-double dark red flowers, single in autumn, light grey hairs on the reverse. Stamens yellow. Seed-heads persistent.

Named to commemorate the King of Poland, Jan III Sobieski, commander in their victorious battle with the Turks at Vienna in 1683.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Jul | Aug
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: S Marczynski
Country of origin: Poland
Date raised: r2013 n2020 i2021
Parentage: Known, but not disclosed by breeder.
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 13-18 cm
Staminodes: up to 20; 2-4 cm long
Tepals: 6-8; 7.5-8 cm long × 4-4.2 cm wide, elliptic, overlapping, with slightly wavy margins, rounded at tip but with a distinct apiculus, long-pointed

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Szczepan Marczynski