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Reddish-purple flowers with a red bar. Deep veining of the tepals gives a textured appearance. White filaments with yellow anthers. Raised by M. Orlov of Kiev in 1963. The name means 'The Orient'. A magnificent cultivar, only recently introduced into the U.K. Awarded a BCS Certificate of Merit (2000) and the Valarasan-Toomey silver medal (2000).

Group: Late large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: M I Orlov
Country of origin: USSR/Ukraine
Date raised: 1963
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 10-15cm
Tepals: 4-6, recurved at margins and tips, sometimes twisted, non-overlapping

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M I Orlov