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Hónɡ Pán Tuō Zhū {MAROON MARBLE}

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Cultivar
Hónɡ Pán Tuō Zhū {MAROON MARBLE}
Originator
Xiaonan Yu, Wei Zhu, Longwei Xu, Le Chen, 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. ANEMONE flower form. Dark purple-red (maroon) color, size 6 1/3 inches (14 cm), with 1 or 2 lateral buds. Guard petals mostly smoothly rounded, obovate, average width 2 inches (5 cm). Center ball of petaloids same color as guards. Stamens absent. Average of 4 carpels, generally green, hairy. Stigmas red with normal anatomy, fertile. Seeds. Fragrance. Foliage emerges green with reddish wash, matures green, leaflets narrow, long and curly. Stems retain some purplish-red at flowering. Upright growth habit on strong stems, height to 33 1/2 inches (85 cm). The name comes from the center ball of petaloids which is considerably smaller than the “plate” formed by the guard petals. This gives the impression of a jade-red marble presented on a platter. In certain jurisdictions to be marketed with the trade name MAROON MARBLE.

Reference: 2021-Pending