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Small, scented, nodding, deep purple flowers with purple staminodes. A Japanese species form first recorded in 1899 by the French botanist, de Boissieu.

Fragrant: Yes
Approximate height: 2.0 - 2.5 metres
Flowering period(s): Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Aspect: Sunny
Pruning: No pruning (Group 1)
Country of origin: Japan
Parentage: Species
Other name(s): alpina var fauriei; alpina forma fauriei; ochotensis var fauriei; ochotensis var ternata

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 5.5 - 7cm
Tepals: 4; 2.5-4cm long, 1-2.5cm wide, lanceolate to ovate, long-pointed, thick
Leaves: ternate