- Flower nameOh-murasaki Tsutsuji
- Scientific nameRhododendron pulchrum cv. oh-murasaki
- Alias大紫, Oh-murasaki, Rhododendron pulchrum, ツツジ, Oomurasaki
- Place of originHorticultural Varieties of Japan
- Place of floweringGarden, Botanical Gardens, Cemetery & Temple, Park, Horticultural species, Potted flower, Streets, Planting
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Oh-murasaki Tsutsuji
Oh-murasaki Tsutsuji (scientific name: Rhododendron pulchrum cv. Oh-murasaki) is a garden variety of hydrangea. The leaves have fine hairs on the underside and the sepals also have hairs, but they do not stick. It blooms late in the season, after Somei-Yoshino has finished, and produces large flowers 10 cm in diameter, the largest of all azaleas with a reddish-purple color. The corolla is funnel-shaped with five lobes at the tip. Two to four flowers bloom in clusters at the ends of branches. The flowers are insect-mediated, and the dark purple spots on the inner petals serve as guid marks to attract bees, butterflies, and other insects. There are many varieties, including the Akebono, which has a white marker with a light reddish color, among the varieties with different branches. The language of flowers is "beautiful person. The genus name 'Rhododendron' is coined from the Latin words 'rhodon' (rose) and 'dendron' (tree), and the species name 'pulchrum' means 'beautiful' and the variant Oh-murasaki' refers to 'Oh-murasaki'.
Generic name: Oh-murasaki Tsutsuji, Scientific name: Rhododendron pulchrum cv. Ohmurasaki, aka: Oomurasaki ,Oh-murasaki, Place of Origin: Horticultural Varieties, Life Type: Deciduous Broad Leaves Shrub, Height: 1 to 3 m, Leaves Quality: Hairy and Rugged, Tombs: Knitting needle shape, Leaf height: 5 to 8 cm, Leaf width: 2 cm, Leaf margin: all edges, leaves: alternate, radial symmetric flowers, joint flowers, flower size: 7 - 8 cm, flower shape: funnel shape, tip is 5 deep, flowering period: April to May, flower color: red · White · peach, flower shape: single, fruit type: fruit.