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Mattinata

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Cultivar
Mattinata
Originator
Rieck
Group
Suffruticosa
Date
2017

Seedling 99/035. Parentage: Raised from open polliated mixed Gansu Mudan seeds. First bloomed 1999. First propagated 2014. SEMI-DOUBLE with 3-4 rows of petals. One flower per stem, 16 cm (6¼”) in size. Petals pink, darker near the flares, then fading to creamy pink at petal’s edge. Dark red flares extend about a quarter of petal’s length, with bleeding edges. Petals cupped. Carpels white, moderately hairy, 5 in number. Stigmas white, normal anatomy. Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments red at base, creamy pink at tip. Sheath white, complete. Fragrance. Blooms early/mid-season. Typical Gansu Mudan foliage. Spreading upright growth to 120 cm (48″). A healthy and vigorous grower. The flower reminds the originator of an early peaceful sunrise and is thus named for composer Ruggero Leoncavallo’s song “Mattinata”,which means morning. To be propagated and distributed by W. Giessler, Gross-Rosenburg, Germany.

Reference: 2017-382:10