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Hua Cai Lan Meng

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Cultivar
Hua Cai Lan Meng
Originator
Shanshan Li, Liangsheng Wang, Yong Yang, Qiafan Su, and Hongxu Ren
Group
Suffruticosa
Date
2021
Country
China

Received June 9, 2021. Seedling number WLS2021020. Parentage: P. ostii ‘Feng Dan’ x Suffruticosa Gp. ‘Shimane Ch?juraku’. First bloomed in 2018. First year propagated 2019. Midseason bloom. SEMI-DOUBLE, 1 bloom per stem, 6 inches in size (15 cm). Pale lavender in color (RHS:N75D), fading paler towards petal edges (RHS:76D). Deep purplish-pink flares (RHS: 67A) extend to 30% of petals’ length and have an indistinct edge as pigment bleeds towards edges of petals. Flower fades paler, to light pink, as it ages. Guard petals flat, average width 3 inches (8 cm). Inner petals progressively more cupped towards the center. Petals shallowly notched and frilled. Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments purplish-pink. Average of 7 carpels, greenish yellow, very hairy. Stigmas deep purplish-pink (RHS:N75C) with normal anatomy. Fertile. Sheath partial, purplish pink. Flowers carried in upright, well displayed position. Fragrant. Narrow-pointed green foliage, washed purplish when young. Upright spreading growth. Height to 32 inches (80 cm). Named for the dreamy violet flower color.

Reference: 2021-Pending