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Large pink flowers with paler central bar. Yellow stamens. Frequently sold in the UK as 'Pink Champagne', but technically it should be given its original name, 'Kakio'.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Sep
Aspect: Sun or semi-shade
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Kazushige Ozawa
Country of origin: Japan
Date raised: c1980
Parentage: 'Star of India' x 'Crimson King'
Other name(s): Wrongly: 'Pink Champagne'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 12-16cm
Tepals: 8

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