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'Hoshimeguri'

Medium sized bluish purple flower with cream and later pinkish white bar. Deep reddish-brown anthers on yellow filaments.

The name comes from 'Hoshimeguri no Uta', which literally means 'The song of the circling stars', written by Kenji Miyazawa, a late famous Japanese novelist and poet of children's literature from Hanamaki City, Iwate prefecture.

Approximate height: 2.0 - 2.5 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Tatsuyuki Oikawa
Country of origin: Japan
Date raised: r2010
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 8-11 cm