Teikan (The Emperor’s Crown). Japan. Unregistered historic Japanese suffruticosa cultivar. Very large rose-pink flowers held upward on sturdy stems. Petals have finely notch irregular edges. Small maroon basal flares. Plants are upright to 3.5 feet in Wisconsin, likely taller in less rigorous climates. Good stem hardiness. Plant width is relatively narrow with most stems arising from a centralized trunk. A striking cultivar and rarely seen on the market. Fertile both ways. Ships late September to mid October.