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'Amaneku'

Large pale purple flowers with paler speckling and a pale purple-red bar. Filaments cream; connectives dark purple; anthers white. Buds pale green and pointed. The Japanese name means "universal" or "all". Attributed to Florida Group by the raiser which we treat as part of the larger "early large-flowered group".

Group: Early large-flowered group
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Mariko Nakanishi
Country of origin: Japan
Date raised: r2009 n2015
Parentage: florida var. sieboldiana (s) × ‘Allanah’
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 13-15cm
Tepals: 6; elliptic, overlapping half, margins smooth, tips long-pointed and apiculate