Chinensis


HISTORY

Available in nurseries in UK and Europe.
A species introduced from China in 1892. Also reported to be in Kyushu(Tsushima), Korea, Manchuria, Northern China, Amur and Ussuri.
Variable in colour in the wild.
Parent of many garden hybrids.

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ASSESSMENT

Quite a useful garden plant but not outstanding.
Has a creeping rootstock so needs careful placing as it can overwhelm other cultivars. Best planted in an area where it can spread on its own.

Height of Plant

Medium - 61-80cm

Flowering Time

Late - after July 31st

THE PANICLE
  colour Light purple
  shape Trullate 
  length Long - 26-35cm
  width Narrow - less than 10cm
  density Moderately dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
30°
    length
11cm
    density of flowers Dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Large - 8-10mm
  Petal
    colour Light purplish-pink
    shape Obovate
    diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Sepal colour Silvery
  Filament colour Light purple
  Carpel colour Very light purple
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THE LEAF
  size   30cm wide x 20cm long  
  colour   Light green  
  nodes colour   Green  
  stem colour   Green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Matt and coarse
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