Minato-no-akebono

Minato-no-akebono

Minato-no-akebono

This C. hybrid is a seedling of C. lutchuensis x C. japonica 'Kantô-tsukimiguruma'. It originated in Yokohama City, Japan and was released by Masaomi Murata in 1981.

Bloom: The very small single form blooms are light red with touch of mauve, fading towards white at the center, open almost flat with 6 ovate, emarginate petals (shallow notch at the tip) and a short stamen cluster, with white filaments and bronze anthers. This fragrant variety flowers profusely.

Plant: Upright loose growth.

Leaf: The leaves are deep green and elliptic, with serrated margins.

Bloom Season: Early to midseason