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'Hakuba' (Hayakawa 1973)

Large, pale lilac flowers, with a metallic lustre, which fade to white. Cream-yellow anthers and white filaments. Not to be confused with the double form of the same name.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Hiroshi Hayakawa
Country of origin: Japan
Date raised: 1973
Parentage: Mrs Spencer Castle (s) x Madame Van Houtte
Other name(s): Mis-spelling: 'Hakuta'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: (12-) 15-16 (-20)cm
Tepals: 6-8; overlapping, apiculate