Group: Suffruticosa Group
Year Registered: 2017
Parentage: P. rockii ssp linyanshanii x
Seedling 1R08. Parentage: P. rockii ssp. linyanshanii open pollinated. First bloomed 2010. First propagated 2014. SINGLE with 2-3 rows of petals. One flower per stem, 18-20 cm (7-8″) in size. Flowers would be classed as pink. Pigment is not evenly distributed. Darker pink erupts from the flares, streaking and thinning towards petal edge into a background of white. Dark red flares extend about a third of petal’s length, with margins somewhat bleeding. Petals cupped, some twisting, edges somewhat ruffled. Carpels white, moderately hairy, 5 in number. Stigmas white, normal anatomy. Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments white. Sheath white, complete. Fragrance. Blooms early/mid-season. Spreading upright growth to 160 cm (63″). It is an open pollinated F1 seedling of species P. rockii ssp. linyanshanii, and a sister seedling of ‘Morganit’ and ‘Rhodonit’. The difference betweeen P. rockii and P. rockii ssp. linyanshanii is: the height of the plants up to 250 cm, the tough woody character of stems, the lanceolate leaflets, the flower size of up to 25 cm, the bud size of 5 cm more than double that of P. rockii. Sheath and filaments of the species are always white, while hybridized plants can have colored ones. To be propagated and distributed by W. Giessler, Gross-Rosenburg, Germany.