- Flower nameMomozukin-chan
- Scientific nameGentiana triflora var. japonica 'momozukin-chan'
- Aliasももずきんちゃん, momozukin-chan
- Place of originpotted gentian variety bred by the Iwate Agricultural Research Center (Japan)
- Place of floweringHigh mountain, Sub-alpine
- Flowering seasonAugust, September, October, November
What is Momozukin-chan
Momozukin-chan (scientific name: Gentiana triflora var. japonica 'momozukin-chan') is a potted gentian variety bred by the Iwate Agricultural Research Center and registered in 2011. The mother is a hybrid between Sasa Gentiana and Ezo Gentiana lines, and the father is a selected hybrid from Sasa Gentiana lines.
It is erect and produces about 40 flowers. The upper inner surface of the corolla is pink (bright reddish purple) and the outer surface is reddish purple, and the tip of the corolla is inverted. In winter, the above-ground portion of the plant dies and the leaves are gone, but the roots are still alive, so the plant will flower again the following year.
Common name: Momozukin-chan, scientific name: Gentiana triflora var. japonica 'momozukin-chan', herb size: 15 to 40 cm, leaf color: green Leaf shape: broadly lanceolate, Inflorescence type: clustered, Flowering period: late September (outdoor cultivation) to November, late August (indoors) to November, Flowering style: single, Crown shape: bell-shaped, Corolla tip warp: outer, Number of corolla lobes: 5, Corolla lobes shape: egg-shaped, Flower color: pink (upper inner surface of corolla, red band purple (outer surface); calyx tube shape: cylindrical; uses: potted dragonfly variety.