International Journal of Horticulture and Food Science
2023, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part B
Development and characterisation of new Hibiscus rosa-sinensis cultivar (‘Janaki Ammal’) from India
Deep Chakraborty, Jetti Swamy and Devendra Singh
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L. is a well-known traditional, ornamental, and aesthetic plant in India and China due to its wide range of coloured cultivars, a long history of cultivation and worship. The flowers of hibiscus are locally called Joba / Gudhal, and which are offered to Goddess Kali/Durga and Lord Vinayaka in West Bengal, India. A new significant cultivar H. rosa-sinensis ‘Janaki Ammal’ has been developed from the cross breeding of Hibiscus rosa- sinensis L. ‘Yvonne’ (Female pod parent) and Hibiscus rosa- sinensis L. ‘White Satin’ (Male pollen parent). The new cultivar named as ‘Janaki Ammal’ after a famous Indian Botanist E. K. Janaki Ammal. Detailed selection, hybridisation and characterisation of the new cultivar with photographs is provided to facilitate identification.
Deep Chakraborty, Jetti Swamy, Devendra Singh. Development and characterisation of new Hibiscus rosa-sinensis cultivar (‘Janaki Ammal’) from India. Int J Hortic Food Sci 2023;5(1):77-80. DOI: 10.33545/26631067.2023.v5.i1b.161