Acta Horticulturae Sinica ›› 2022, Vol. 49 ›› Issue (S2): 195-196.doi: 10.16420/j.issn.0513-353x.2022-0802

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A New Iris collettii Cultivar‘Moon Fairy’

SHAO Lingmei1,LI Kang2,QIU Shuai3,WEI Jianfen3,LOU Jianhua4,LI Danqing1,*,and XIA Yiping1,*   

  1. 1Genomics and Genetic Engineering Laboratory of Ornamental Plants,College of Agriculture and Biotechnology,Zhejiang University,Hangzhou 310058,China;2Yango Group Zhejiang Branch,Hangzhou 310015,China;3Hangzhou Landscaping Incorporated,Hangzhou 310020,China;4Hangzhou West Lake Academy of Landscape Science,Hangzhou Botanical Garden,Hangzhou 310013,China
  • Online:2022-11-26 Published:2022-12-07

Abstract: ‘Moon Fairy’is a new Iris collettii cultivar of flower color variation,derived from natural variation. The plant height is around 23 cm. Color of standards,style arms,and falls of‘Moon Fairy’is white(N155D). Moreover,the front half of the beards is white,the middle part is light yellow(13C),and end with yellow(13A). The flowers of‘Moon Fairy’have a faint fragrance and there are two to three flowers grown on each single stem. The florescence is from late June to early July. The single flowering lasts three to five days. It has the advantages of short stems and cold resistance. It is suitable for open field cultivation in Southwestern and high-altitude localities of China.

Key words: Iris collettii, cultivar

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