Tulip (Tulipa gesneriana L.), belonging to the tribe Tulipeae in the family Liliaceae, is a fascinating bulbous flower all over the world. It is widely used for potting, bed, and border plants due to its large and attractive flowers with a wide range of colors (Fahad et al., 2014). Nowadays, more than 150 million tulip bulbs have been imported to China every year (Xue et al., 2005). Among them, ‘Purple Lady’ and ‘Miss Holland’ are the most popular cultivars in China for their lovely purple and red flowers, respectively. Pink purple and red colors are the symbols of luck and happiness in Chinese culture. The newly released pink purple–flowered (RHS 72B) tulip cultivar Purple Jade is the first Chinese tulip cultivar registered in 2015. The main objective of this paper was to provide information about ‘Purple Jade’ and its main characteristics compared with its female parent ‘Purple Lady’ that also has purple flower.
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