I purchased this plant as Smoky Mountain Autumn and for years I believed that it was the correct plant. But now I'm having serious doubts. Here's a picture of the flower in question.
I've noticed that in most of the pictures for SMA the flowers have lots of large ruffles. Mine barely has any. The color also seems off to me but that could be differences in the camera. More importantly, almost all of my stats are off. Below are what they were last year. For those of you who grow SMA, are my stats similar to yours?
Scape Height: 23-30 inches (registered at 18 inches)
Bud count: 11-28
Branching: up to 5-way
Bloom Season: on the late side of midseason but not mid-late (registered as early)
Flower Size: averaged 4.75 inches (registered as 5.25")
Little to no pollen or pod fertility (most crosses don't take but one or two will produce 1-3 seeds on diploids).
I love the plant and have no inclination to remove it. It blooms like crazy and is one of my few that is a good increaser. I'd just like to know what it's true name is. Any help would be appreciated!