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Hua Cai Lan Meng

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Hua Cai Lan Meng
Shanshan Li, Liangsheng Wang, Yong Yang, Qiafan Su, and Hongxu Ren

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-DIR:41