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Yangyan Sumei

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Yangyan Sumei
Yuhan Tang et al.

Seedling Number: 10. Parentage: ‘Zitan Shengyan’, open pollinated. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2017. Midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers are Reddish-purple (RHS 63B), 11cm (4.34″) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Fragrance noted. Guard petals are rounded and notched, and average 3cm (1.2″) in width. Flowers possess four smooth, light-yellow carpels (4C) with red-purple stigmas (63B) of normal anatomy. Stamens are less than 1cm (0.5″) in length, with light red filaments (37B) that transition to yellow at the tips (6C). Spatulate staminodes are red-purple in color (63B). Disk is apparent with few projections. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 66cm (26″) at maturity, and carry narrow-cut, green foliage (137B). Foliage at the time of emergence is reddish-purple. Growth habit is upright, and mechanical support is not necessary. ‘Yangyan Sumei’ has proven to be widely popular due to its bright colors and beautiful appearance. When in full bloom, the flowers present a brilliant purple-red color, not only with high beauty and rich fragrance, but also conveys beautiful meaning, evoking purple air coming from the East, rolling wealth, and elegance. At the same time, its stems are straight and upright which make it quite suitable for cutting, thus, it fully exerts economic value.

Reference: 2023-DIR:XX