Parentage unknown. First bloomed 2021, first propagated 2021. Midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are white with a slight undertone of blush pink, 18cm (7”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Fragrance noted. Guard petals are cupped and notched, and average 5.5cm (2”) in width. Possesses five to seven moderately hairy, purple-red carpels with red stigmas. Stamens are 1-2cm (0.5-0.75”); filaments are yellow with yellow tips and anthers. Produces both pollen and seeds. Plants reach 80cm (31.5”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, yellow-green foliage. Growth habit is upright, and does not require mechanical support. Named for Jiang Nan, the region south of the Yangtze River where the cultivar has been grown with much success, along with the phrase “yue ming”, which means bright moonlight.
Jiang Nan Yue Ming
Xiaohua Shi, Jiaping Zhang, Guangying Ma, Zhimin Qiu