Received September 7, 2020. Parentage: ‘Ding Xiang Zi’ x ‘Godaish?’. First bloomed 2015, first propagated 2015. DOUBLE flower form, 1 flower per stem, 5 inches in size (13 cm). Fragrant red flowers presented in up-facing position (RHS:67C). Guard petals rounded, generally flat, average width 1? inches (4.2 cm). Inner petals ruffled, somewhat twisted, coarsely frilled. Carpels absent. Stamens for the most part fully transformed, with a few petals showing small areas of discoloration along the edge as evidence of their origins. No pollen and no seeds. Sheath absent. Early foliage green, leaflets yellowish-green at maturity. Annual branches to 10 inches in length (25 cm). Pedicels are thick and straight. Upright plant growth. Height at maturity 35½ inches (90 cm). Strong resistance to drought and cold when established. In the name, “Nong” refers both agriculture in general, and in this case specifically to the agriculture and breeding unit of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The balance of the name alludes to the starry appearance given the flowers by the remnants of the transformed stamens.
Nong Dian Fan Hong
Xiuxin Zhang, Shunli Wang, Fengjian Li, Xiuxia Ren, Rong Liu