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'Kosmicheskaia Melodiia'

Deep cherry-purple flowers with a satin sheen. Contrasting cream filaments with purple anthers. Raised in 1965 at the State Nikitsky Botanic Garden, Crimea by A N Volosenko-Valenis and M A Beskaravainaja. The name means 'Cosmic Melody' and commemorates the first flight of the Russian cosmonauts. A hybrid of 'Gipsy Queen' x 'Jackmanii Alba'.

Group: Late large-flowered group
Approximate height: 3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: A N Volosenko-Valenis & M A Beskaravainaja
Country of origin: USSR/Ukraine
Date raised: r1962 n1970
Parentage: 'Gipsy Queen' x 'Jackmanii Alba'
Other name(s): 'Kosmiczeskaja Melodija'; 'Kosmitcheskaya Melodija'; COSMIC MELODY

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 10-14cm
Tepals: (4-) 5-6, 5.3cm long, 3.3cm wide, rhombic, gappy, wavy margin

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M A Beskaravainaja
A N Volosenko-Valenis