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'Akane no tsubo'

Small, nodding, urn-shaped, glossy reddish-purple flowers. Filaments pale green; anthers creamy-yellow. Fruit heads persistent. The name means 'red urn'.

Group: ? Viorna group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Kazushige Ozawa
Country of origin: Japan
Date raised: fs1996 ni2007
Parentage: Unknown (chance seedling)
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 3cm
Tepals: 4; 4cm long, 1.5cm wide, thick and fleshy, long-pointed, tips recurved, margins hairy, touching towards base