Acta Horticulturae Sinica ›› 2022, Vol. 49 ›› Issue (S2): 203-204.doi: 10.16420/j.issn.0513-353x.2022-0836

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A New Iris ensata var. hortensis Cultivar‘Summer Power’

XU Tong1,LOU Jianhua2,SHI Xiaohua3,XIA Yiping1,LI Danqing1,*,and ZHANG Jiaping1,*   

  1. 1Genomics and Genetic Engineering Laboratory of Ornamental Plants,College of Agriculture and Biotechnology,Zhejiang University,Hangzhou 310058,China;2Hangzhou West Lake Academy of Landscape Science,Hangzhou Botanical Garden,Hangzhou 310013,China;3Zhejiang Institute of Landscape Plants and Flowers,Hangzhou 311251,China
  • Online:2022-11-26 Published:2022-12-07
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Abstract: ‘Summer Power’is a new Iris ensata var. hortensis cultivar derived from the cross breeding of female parent I. ensata and male parent I. ensata var. hortensis‘Renkyu-shiro’. The plant height is about 65.8 cm. Color of the standards of‘Summer Power’is light blue-purple(RHS 91D)with blue-violet(N87B)edge and apex. The fall is blue-violet(N87A)with dark blue-purple(90B)flower veins and light blue-purple(91C)spots. The style arms are white(N155D)with blue-violet(N87D)margins and apexes. It has a slight floral fragrance. The florescence is from late May to early June in Hangzhou region. The flowering period of a single plant is about seven to ten days. It has the characteristics of novel flower color,large flower size and strong stress resistance. It is suitable for open field cultivation from North China to the Yangtze River Basin.

Key words: Iris ensata var. hortensis, cultivar

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