‘Rose Star’

NameSynonym ofRegister numberRegistrant
'Rose Star'SRL-Sch-XXXX-1515
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Matsunaga TakaoJapanMatsunaga Takao
Name yearTypeGrowth habitSeedling/Sport
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
Color temperature sensitiveFlower formFlower lengthFlower widthDistributor
Petal formRecurvedStamen colorStyle color
Fruit colorFruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades length
a bright purplish pink (Japan Horticultural Society color chart 9705) suffusing lighter to the throat (JHS 9704). Outer (dorsal side) of petals is a bright purple. Petals are sharply tipped. The average length tube is purple pink (JHS 9503) with an oval tube opening. The magenta corollary ring present. Stigma is bright purple red (JHS 9707). Ovaries have 4 ridges. Flower count is 1-2 per floral phylloclade. Flowering period is early, Buds are a bright purple pink (JHS 9505) at a 1 cm length.
Phylloclades widthPhylloclades formReferenceComments
JPVRS 4324growth habit is cascading. Phylloclades are normal length, but narrow in width. Notching is shallow. Dentition is average size. Some teeth are oddly hooked on the tips. Dentition count averages 3-4 per marginal edge to the apex. Note: Comparison to the original S. 'Marie', the flower shape is different, the flower color is bright purple pink, the stigma is bright purple red. Compared to 'Stardust', the flower shape is longer and wider. Petals display less curling and the flower color is bright purple pink compared to 'Stardust's' red purple. The flowering season is also earlier. Note: possible chemical mutation.
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