- Flower namePrunus persica
- Scientific nameAmygdalus persica cv. stellata
- Aliasゲンジグルマ, 菊桃, 源氏車
- Place of originHorticultural varieties of Japan
- Place of floweringGarden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement
- Flowering seasonMarch, April
What is Prunus persica
Kikumomo (scientific name: Amygdalus persica cv. Stellata) is a horticultural variety of the heat-resistant deciduous shrub "Hanamomo " of the family Rosaceae. Momo, native to China, was introduced in the Edo period, and was improved to view flowers in Japan. The flowers of the double flower are gathered together and bloomed in the leaf of the previous year from March to April. The flower blooms like a large number of stamens and becomes pointed. The flower name is based on the sharp petal resembling a chrysanthemum flower. After the flowers are over, the green leaves unfold. The genus name "Amygdalus" means Latin "Amygdala (almond)", the genious "persica" means "Persia's", and the variety name "Stellata" means "starry sky".
Generic name: Kikumomo, Scientific name: Amygdalus persica cv. Stellata, life type: Deciduous shrub, Origin: Horticultural variety, Tree height: 200-300 cm, Tree form: Vertical, Leaf form: Lenticular, Phylogeny: Alternating, Leaf edge: Saw blade, Flower color: Red, Flower diameter: 3-4 cm, Blooming flower: double, flowering season: March-April.