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'Black Tea'

Large, deep purple-red flowers with a dark red bar. Anthers reddish purple or brown on whitish filaments.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Hiroshi Hayakawa
Country of origin: Japan
Date raised: 1995
Parentage: free polination of 'Mrs N Thompson'
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 15-18cm
Tepals: 6; broadly elliptic, pointed