This plant was dug in June and lined out and has been blooming now off and on for a month. This is the last scape for the year and I should probably cut it off but when it is the only bloom in the garden, that is hard to do. This flower bloomed the first time at eight months old with a bud count of 22. I had always heard people say they knew from first bloom that it would be an introduction. Couldn't understand how they could possible know. But that is what happened with this one.
Below is an image of maiden bloom at eight months old showing the branching and bud count.