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Jin Wu {SUNBIRD}

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Cultivar
Jin Wu {SUNBIRD}
Originator
Yong Yang
Group
Itoh Group
Date
2021
Country
China

Received June 11, 2021. Seedling number I1601. Unnamed single pink Lactiflora Gp seedling x Lutea Hybrid Gp ‘Golden Isles’. First year bloomed 2019. First propagated 2019. Midseason bloom period. SEMI-DOUBLE, 1 bloom per stem, size 6 inches (15 cm). Fragrant. Thick petals contribute to three-dimensional shape. Flower opens with decidedly orange tones, soon fades to yellow (RHS:18C). Medium red flares extend 30% of petals’ length and provide vivid contrast to the yellow petals. Stamens form a tidy ball at center, filaments yellow, pollen sparse. Average of 5 carpels, greenish-yellow, very hairy. Stigmas of normal anatomy, pale yellow, tinged green. No fertility observed. Sheath partial, greenish-yellow. Foliage emerges mulberry to burgundy in color, gradually maturing green. Spreading growth to 28 inches (70 cm). Has been propagated by grafting. Stems are relatively long and upper foliage sparse, thus the flowers are displayed well above the foliage. This display suggests the rising sun and the flower is therefore named for Jin Wu, the three-legged crow said to inhabit (and represent) the sun in Chinese mythology, and which is also seen as an important cultural icon today. May be marketed under trade name SUNBIRD.

Reference: 2021-Pending