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Bái Yuè Guānɡ {MILKY MOONLIGHT}

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Cultivar
Bái Yuè Guānɡ {MILKY MOONLIGHT}
Originator
Xiaonan Yu, Wei Zhu, Huiyi Sun, Xuemin Zhang, and Jiayue Wu
Group
Lactiflora
Date
2021
Country
China

Received June 23, 2021. Parentage unknown. First bloomed and propagated 2020. Blooms early to mid-season. White SEMI-DOUBLE flowers, the backs of outer petals streaked red. Size 5 inches (14 cm), with 2 or 3 lateral buds. Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments yellow. Average of 4 carpels, light green, sparsely hairy. Stigmas red with normal anatomy. Fertile. Light fragrance. Foliage emerges green with reddish wash, matures green, leaflets broad, ovate. Upright growth habit to 43 inches (110 cm) on thick strong stems, mechanical support not needed. The white petals of the fully-opened flower, with the yellow glow from the stamens, suggest moonlight, quiet and peaceful, as in a hazy dream. In certain jurisdictions to be marketed with the trade name MILKY MOONLIGHT.

Reference: 2021-Pending