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Departing Sun

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Cultivar
Departing Sun
Originator
unknown
Group
Lactiflora
Date

Japanese type; very large; midseason. Dark rose-pink or light crimson, touched with lilac at the tips and edges, lighter at the base of the petals; compact center of crowded petaloids dark rose on one side and lighter on the other, curling and twisting so that both colors commingle; tips yellow; carpels pale greenish yellow-white at the base and pink at the tips; faint fragrance. Height “2½ to 3 feet; growth strong; free-blooming. Foliage good dark green. Very distinct and handsome. There is a Single of the same name. “Probably a Japanese importation renamed. As a Jap it should carry a rating of 9.0.”—Fewkes.

Reference: 1928-B-d:089