Seedling Number 1731. Parentage “Bai Yuan Hong Xia” x ‘Kokamon’. First bloomed 2017, first propagated 2020. Early-midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are a deep-purple aubergine, 16cm (6.3″) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Dark-red flares with bleeding edges emerge from the center of the flower, and extend to about 30% of total petal length. Guard petals are flat, frilled, notched, and twisted, and are typically 8cm (3.14”) in diameter. Fragrance noted. Flowers on average possess nine very hairy carpels that are a greenish-yellow, with amaranth colored stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.2cm and 2cm (0.5”-0.75″) in length; filaments purple. Fertile both ways. Sheath is partial, purple in color. Plants reach about 100cm (39.5″) at maturity, and carry broad-pointed yellow-green foliage. Growth habit is upright – a large amount of well-positioned flowers carried on strong stems. Named for the noble and mysterious flowers, like dark purple clouds in the twilight.
Ning Ye Zi
Xiaofei Kang, Yumei Liu, Xia Li, and Bo Wang,Chunlei Zhao