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Medium, flat or flattish flowers, Purple-blue with a brilliant purple bar. Filaments white; connectives and anthers dark purple-red.

Keqing, was one of the twelve beauties of Jinling in "A Dream of Red Mansions".

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 1.0 - 1.5 metres
Flowering period(s): Apr
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: L F Li, S A Wang, Y Li , P Wang
Country of origin: China
Date raised: r2015 n2021
Parentage: Diamond Ball (s) x unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 7-8 cm
Tepals: 8-9; elliptic to broadly elliptic, overlapping, wavy-margined, rounded at tip but with a small apiculus, tip slightly recurved, outside of sepals with downy hairs