April 29, 2011
After trying quite unsuccessfully at shooting a nice picture of blooms on this Chirita 'Kitaguni' at a local greenhouse on 5 March 2011, I decided to photograph an emerging bud. The curve of the peduncle, which attaches the flowers to the plant, and the somewhat heart-shaped bud really appeal to me!
Actually, what you can see of the bud is the calyx. Chirita 'Kitaguni' is a silver-veined selection of Chirita 'Nakako' (lutea x sinensis 'Latifolia Dwarf'), grown out by Carolyn Conlin-Lane. C. 'Nakako' is a Toshijiro Okuto hybrid, and more information is available in the online Register.