Photo: Christina M Ghiasvand
|pod parent unknown
|pollen parent unknown
|the large flowers carry wide petals. Petals have a vivid magenta margin (RHS N74A) suffusing to a pale, light purple centre and upper throat (RHS 75D). Tube and petal bases are white. Stamens are silvery white. The magenta style and stigma extends slightly beyond the yellow pollen loaded anthers. Reddish purple (RHS 71B) buds are mucronate to lanceolatoid shape. Ovaries appear to be slightly ridged. Carneval Brazil's interesting colour would classify it as a fuchsia based on the margin, but the centre color is definitely mallow.
|of special interest is a sport of this cultivar, Carneval Brazil Variegate. Medium green phylloclades are large, having a length of 4.2 - 4.5 cm. and a width of 2.8 -7 3.5 cm. with an average of 3 dentations along each margin to the apex. The growth habit starts upright but cascades with flower weight after a few years. The size of flowers and phylloclades suggest polyploidism. Note: Rosa Danica has discontinued marketing under the original Carneval Brazil name. It has been marketed as Pink Tendenza (R) Grande.