'Daikagura' means "Great Sacred Dance", This japonica originated in the Kantô area of Japan. This cultivar is extremely variable in both color and form.
Bloom: Normally it is deep pink to carmine rose, blotched white, but in some areas can be cardinal red mottled white. In some strains, it is more nearly white with moired pink. The medium to large blooms are peony form with notched, wavy and re-curved petals.The center of the bloom is an irregular mass of various sized petaloids, mixed with and joined with 4 or 5 groups of stamens.
Plant: Slow compact growth
Leaves: The large, dull green leaves are typical elliptic to wide-elliptic, coarsely serrated and definitely veined, sometimes showing yellow variegation.
Bloom season: Early (Fall) to midseason (February/March)