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Huan Yan

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Huan Yan
Liu Yan, Liu Ai-qing, Li Bing-ling, and Gao Jian-zhou

Received January 3, 2021. Seedling number MN-03-185. Parentage ‘Mini’ x ‘Hong Yan Zheng Hui’. First year bloomed 2014, first propagated 2016. Midseason bloom period. DOUBLE, 1 bloom per stem, 4 3/4 inches in size (12 cm), color purplish red (RHS: 64C). Flower is oblate in cross-section when viewed from the side. Guard petals rounded, notched. Inner petals very gradually becoming smaller with increased notching to lightly frilled towards center. May have stamens interspersed with petals at center, but these remain mostly hidden. Average of 3 carpels, red (RHS:45C), moderately hairy. Stigmas red, normal anatomy, but seeds not observed. No fragrance. Foliage red on emergence from ground, at maturity broad-pointed and green. Upright self-supporting growth to 24 inches (60 cm). Named for the joy, the happiness, and the feeling of beauty it is hoped by the originators that this flower will bring to people.

Reference: 2021-DIR:8