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Purple Butterfly

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Cultivar
Purple Butterfly
Originator
Xiaonan Yu, Wei Zhu, Yanyi Zheng, Rui Zhao, Qi Wang, Liping Guo
Group
Lactiflora
Date
2019

Parentage unknown. First bloomed 2015, first propagated 2016. Blooms Midseason. SEMI-DOUBLE. Purple-red flowers, 4 inches (10 cm) in size, average 1-2 blooms per stem.  Petals arranged in 3-4 rows, generally rounded, cupped, and gradually become  progressively smaller towards the center. Pollen-bearing stamens with filaments yellow throughout. Carpels light green, hairy, are capable of seed production. Stigmas are milky white. Fragrance. Upright growth with erect stems, height to 26 inches (65 cm). Fine ornamental cultivar suitable for the garden. Named for the semi-double flowers which, when open, are like dancing butterflies, light and agile.

Reference: Pending