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Medium to large, double flowers, greenish at first but turning white tinged pink. The flowers smell of orange blossom and have pale yellow stamens. The cultivar was introduced by Robert Fortune from a Japanese garden and sent to John Standish in 1860. The form seems lost to cultivation.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Fragrant: Yes
Approximate height: 1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Jul
Date raised: ic1860
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): fortunei; patens var fortunei; patens 'Fortunei'; florida var fortunei; florida 'Fortunei';

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 8-15cm
Outer tepals: narrowly oblong, apiculate, stalked, downy outside