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Rashoomon

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Cultivar
Rashoomon
Originator
Japan
Group
Lactiflora
Date

Japanese type; large; midseason. Glowing rose-red guard petals which relax with age and lose brightness; center of slender staminodes with narrow, incurved tips of rose-red, edged yellow and pinkish buff on the back; yellow thread-like filaments; carpels ruddy at tips, shading to green, bright orange-pink at tips; good fragrance. Medium tall; erect growth; free-flowering; stems strong. Foliage clear, shining green. A very handsome bloom, but lacks keeping qualities. The center collapses very soon, and the guard petals become lax and dull. “Distinct and beautiful foliage and one of the best red Japs.”—Little.

Reference: 1928-B-d:138