Area 3C – Japan and China




Section 3C – Japan & China (6 March 2017)


‘Hikarugenji’ and ‘Herme’ are supposed to be the same. The flowers shown here are quite different so I must compare foliage as well as blooms this season.

The plant labelled C. pitardii is not the true species, which has a single flower. This bears more than a passing resemblance to the plant labelled C. x vernalis ‘Dawn’ at 10-005 in the species section 10, though there are small differences in the buds and foliage.

3C-031 ‘Sylva’ was shown on the plan as ‘Sylvia’ but as with the other plants bearing the name, has insufficient petals and seems much more likely to be ‘Sylva’. That said, ‘Sylva’ is said to be rare in cultivation, most of the plants so named in fact being ‘Jupiter’.

‘The Mikado’ is a sport of ‘Hikarugenji’, differing only in there being an absence of any pink streaks crossing the white margin. This doesn’t seem to hold true here.