Group: Suffruticosa Group
Year Registered: 2017
Parentage: P. rockii ssp linyanshanii x
Seedling 1R22. Parentage: P. rockii ssp. linyanshanii open pollinated. First bloomed 2010. First propagated 2014. SINGLE with 2-3 rows of large pink petals. Average width of guard petals 7-8 cm (2¾-3″). One flower per stem, pink, 22 cm (8½”) in size. Black flares bleeding to red, extend about 30% of petal’s length. Petals cupped. Carpels pale green, moderately hairy, 5 in number. Stigmas faint pink, normal anatomy. Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments pink at base and white at tips. Sheath pink, complete. Fragrance. Blooms early/mid-season. Spreading upright growth to 140 cm (55″). It is an open pollinated F1 seedling of species P. rockii ssp. linyanshanii, and a sister seedling of ‘Rhodonit’ and ‘Flamenco’. 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.