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Die Lian Hua

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Die Lian Hua
Jun Tao and Daqiu Zhao

Seedling number 15, held in the germplasm repository of the Horticulture and Plant Protection College, Yangzhou University. Parentage unknown. First year bloomed 2009; first propagated 2010. SINGLE. Flower size 6¼ inches (16 cm). Purplish-red flower (RHS 72A) having 2 rows of guard petals which are held loosely cupped. Has few sidebuds, many stems without. Three to 4 yellowish-green carpels, smooth, with purplish-red stigmas. Some stigmas feathered, forming tufts arising from within the stamen boss. Has pollen, and seeds. Has fragrance. Narrow pointed leaflets on upright stems reaching 41¼ inches (105 cm) in height. The name reflects the tufted center petals which are suggestive of butterflies resting on the flowers.

Reference: 2015-375:06