|ACS Registration Number||2874|
This 17-year-old C. japonica chance seedling first bloomed in 2001. It was originated, registered and propagated by Vernon E. Howell of Lucedale, Mississippi.
Bloom: The very large sized 6”+ x 3”+ semidouble form flower is light red with occasional dark red outer petal edges. It has yellow anthers and pink filaments. The long lasting blooms fall in one piece, with consistent form, and heavy petal texture. The flowers have big, wide petals and bloom profusely; each bloom has 25 petals.
Plant: The plant habit is upright and dense. The growth rate is vigorous. The plant is suitable for landscaping and exhibition uses.
Leaf: The dark green leaves average 4” x 2” with medium serration.
Bloom season: Early to late.