Sunday, January 21, 2018

Redneck Red

Redneck Red

Rice – 2006 – Parentage unknown – Tet – 52” – 9” – EM – Br-3 – Bc-21 – Dorm – UF crispate – Orange red self above green throat


This big, beautiful red by John and Annette Rice shows a very tall, well-branched scape topped by a lovely, large bright red flower with a big yellow-green throat. The unusual form flower is very beautiful and well-presented on the nicely branched scapes. It is a great landscaping plant that makes a very strong impact in the garden. As with the bulk of the Rice program, Redneck Red is a senescent (dormant) cultivar that is very hardy and vigorous. 


The plant has fertile pollen, but pods are rare. I did get the first pod in 2017, after five years of growing and breeding with it. Redneck Red has shown very good resistance to rust with it showing no rust most years in my garden. I have produced several very resistant seedlings from using its pollen.