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'Kaiser' (Miyata & Miyazaki)

Medium to large, double flowers. Guard tepals are deep red-pink maturing to clear pink, sometimes flushed white and green. The inner sepals can be sepaloid, sometimes filamentous, and sometimes filamentous in the centre but sepaloid further out, opening yellow green at the centre maturing to pink. Originally to have been named 'Emperor' but this was rejected by the Japanese PBR authorities, the name was changed to the German version 'Kaiser'.

Not to be confused with 'Kaisee' of Makita.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 1.0 - 1.5 metres
Raised by: F Miyata & K Miyakazi
Country of origin: Japan
Date raised: r1997 ni2009
Parentage: Sport from 'Allegro'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 8-12cm
Guard tepals: 8; 6.5cm long, 3.5cm wide, overlapping, elliptic to rounded
Inner sepals numerous (200+); 2-3cm long
Leaves: ternate