Zi Mei Cha Cui



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Zi Mei Cha Cui.  China.  P. rockii influence hybrid-China. Gansu-mudan.  Zi Mei Cha Cui produces large ball shaped reddish-purple flowers carried on arching stems (not on the ground).  Dark rockii type flares are hidden by the numerous petals.  Plants reach 5 feet after 10  years and 6 to 8 feet in width.  Excellent long leaves.  Stems are very winter hardy and have survived -30F temperatures only to bloom profusely the following spring.  Very attractive and always a showpiece.  Gansu-mudan are Chinese rockii lineage hybrids.  Recommended for cold winter climates. Ships in late September to mid October.

Color: Eyes-Edges, Red
SPECIALTY: Fertile, Rare, TNT