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Bái Sè Liàn Rén {WHITE LOVE}

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Bái Sè Liàn Rén {WHITE LOVE}
Xiaonan Yu, Wei Zhu, Le Chen, Di Xia, and Zhijun Dong

Received June 23, 2021. Parentage: Seed parent ‘Mons. Jules Elie’, pollen parent uncertain but believed to be Chinese cultivar ‘Fen Yu Nu’. First bloomed and propagated 2020. Blooms late-season. Fully DOUBLE, white, opens with peachy-pink hues emanating from the depths of the flower at center. Up-facing flowers, size 4 3/4 inches (12 cm), 1 to 3 lateral buds. Guard petals rounded, average width 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm). Inner petals grading smaller, becoming folded and somewhat ruffled. Reproductive structures fully transformed, no seeds. Staminodal disc well-developed, white. Light fragrance. Foliage emerges green with reddish wash, matures green. Stems are green at maturity. The leaves are green, narrow and long, taper to a point, and have a wavy margin. Upright self-supporting growth, height to 35 inches (90 cm) on strong stems. Cultivar expected to be an excellent cut flower. Named for the full white flowers, which with the peachy-pink blush at center, are suggestive of the shyness and innocence of the first love. In certain jurisdictions to be marketed with the trade name WHITE LOVE.

Reference: 2021-DIR:3