Double blooming varieties of plum
- Flower namePrunus mume "Gekkyuden"
- Scientific nameprunus-mume-gekkyuden
- Aliasウメ, 梅, ウメ ゲッキュウデン, 月宮殿
- Place of origincultivated kind
- Place of floweringGarden, Bonsai
- Flowering seasonFebruary, March
What is Prunus mume "Gekkyuden"
Prunus mume "Gekkyuden" is a cultivar of Prunus mume with large (3-4 cm), double, milky white (though it looks light yellow), 15-petaled flowers that bloom relatively late in the season (late February to late March). The petal cups are shallow. The cup of the petals is shallow. The central stamens are as long as the petals and are scattered in all directions. The color of the sepals is reddish brown. The flower is named after the moon palace that circles the middle of Mount Meru, the center of the world in religious beliefs. The plum blossoms before the leaves open. The name "moon palace" is also found on cacti, clematis, begonias, etc.
Common name: Prunus mume "Gekkyuden", Scientific name: Prunus mume "Gekkyuden", Tree height: 3-6 m, Life style: deciduous small tree, Leaf shape: ovate or elliptic, Leaf inflorescence: alternate, Leaf margin: serrate, Flowering season: late February to late March, Flower color: milky white Flowering season: late February to late March; flower color: milky white; flower diameter: 3 to 4 cm (large); petals: 15-petaled; stamens: same length as petals; uses: plum viewing, bonsai.