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Kukeni-jishi

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Cultivar
Kukeni-jishi
Originator
unknown
Group
Lactiflora
Date

Japanese type flower form type; large; early mid season. The delicate flesh-pink guard petals are large, smooth, and evenly rounded, of unusual substance, and have a satin sheen and pale rose shading on outside. The center is a full tuft of yellow staminodes with narrow tips roughly edged with richer yellow. The carpels are green with prominent white kernels at the base, and pale yellow tips. Fairly fragrant. Strong grower. The flowers are held stiffly erect. Characteristic ruffled foliage. One of the handsomest Japanese types observed and one of the most distinct. Mr. Little says that this new variety will undoubtedly stand at the head of the list of the pink Japanese types, and rank with TAMATE-BOKU. He considers it one of the most beautiful.

Reference: 1928-B-d:108