1986 – Kirchhoff – (Amadeus x sdlg) – Tet – 27” – 6” – E – Ev – Re – Ext – Black cherry edged yellow with chartreuse throat
Vintage Bordeaux is a great older cultivar by David Kirchhoff, which is one of the parents of Forever Red and a grandparent of Insider Trading. It is a beautiful plant that grows well and is very hardy here in spite of being an evergreen. The scapes are generally taller for me than the registered height, often about 36” or slightly more. The flower is accurately described as black cherry, sometimes with a slight bit more purple.
The plant is fertile both ways. It shows moderate rust resistance, a bit more in some years, and can produce some resistant seedlings when crossed with other more resistant plants.