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Cǎo Méi Bù Dīnɡ {STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE}

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Cultivar
Cǎo Méi Bù Dīnɡ {STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE}
Originator
Xiaonan Yu, Wei Zhu, Xi Chen, Shengnan Kang, and Rongze Sun
Group
Lactiflora
Date
2021
Country
China

Received June 23, 2021. Parentage unknown. First bloomed and propagated 2020. Blooms early to mid-season. DOUBLE flowers of light pink, with outer petals streaked red, size 4 3/4 inches in diameter (12 cm), 1 to 3 lateral buds. The petals are oval and incurved. Carpels absent, but a few pollen-bearing stamens remain. Staminodal disc well-developed, light pink. Fragrance. Foliage emerges green with reddish wash, matures green, slightly curled and smoothly taper to a point. Upright growth habit to 30 inches (75 cm) on thick strong stems, mechanical support not needed. The slightly variegated pink flowers (pink with red streaks and flecks) can remind people of sweet strawberry pudding or ice-cream, sweet and soothing. In certain jurisdictions to be marketed with the trade name STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE.

Reference: 2021-Pending