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Ling Bo Zui

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Ling Bo Zui
Liu Yan, Liu Ai-qing, Li Bing-ling, and Gao Jian-zhou

Received January 3, 2021. Seedling number FH-01-116. Parentage: ‘Feng Huang Nie Pan’ x ‘Tao Hua Fei Xue’. First year bloomed 2014, first propagated 2016. Early-midseason bloom period. SEMI-DOUBLE, 1 bloom per stem, 6 3/4 inches in size (17 cm), color pink (RHS:73C). Pigment not evenly distributed, more intense at base and center, then radiates out to petals? edges as thin fine lines. Petals unevenly notched, guards more or less held flat, inner petals rising up to cupped shape. Average of 3 carpels, purplish-red burgundy (RHS:60B), moderately hairy. Stigmas red (RHS:46C), normal anatomy, fertile. Pollen-bearing stamens. Well-developed staminodal disc, white. Fragrance lacking. Foliage red on emergence from ground, at maturity broad-pointed and green. Upright self-supporting growth to 34 inches (86 cm). Suitable for use as a cut flower. Named for its resemblance to a lotus flower, with the row of outer petals stretched out flat and the inner rows rising upright to near cupped, with a tight yellow center to complete the illusion.

Reference: 2021-DIR:10