Petrocodon coccineus ‘Snow Phoenix’

Petrocodon coccineus ‘Snow Phoenix’, 2018, IR181426, hybridized by Fang Wen, Wei-Chuen Chou, Long-Fei Fu; Guangxi, China. (Petrocodon coccineus (C.Y.Wu ex H.W.Li) Y.Z.Wang) x self).Seed mutation. First flowered 05.21.2017. Fertile. Reproducible from seeds. Rosette habit with 3-6 cm stem, sometimes longer. Leaves pale green to green, lighter than on original species, 4-8 cm long, 2-4.5 cm wide with 4-11.5 cm petiole, elliptic to ovate with cuneate base, serrate margin and acute tip. Calyx spit, pale green, ca.1 cm long. Pedicel 2-5 mm long with 9-18 or more flowers per axil. Corolla infundibuliform, 1.5-2.1 cm long x ca. 3.8 mm wide, white to extremely light pink. Blossom color is very different from the original species and P.coccineus ‘Golden Phoenix’ This variety enjoys cool habitat, not over 29°C, bright scattered light, prefers evenly relatively moist substrate with higher concentration of calcium ions.

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