Primulina (Chirita) ‘Bamboo Boat’

Primulina ‘Bamboo Boat’. 2001, IR01741, Toshijiro Okuto, Japan. (P. fimbrisepala #3 x P. eburnea (blue)). Cross made Mar. 1997, planted July 31, 1997 and first flowered Apr. 10, 1999. Sterile and reproducible only vegetatively. Rosette. Leaves dark green, hairy, 11 cm long x 10 cm wide with 7 cm petiole, ovate with serrate margin, acute tip and cuneate base. Calyx split, light green, purplish toward tip, 17 mm long; pedicel 30 mm long, 4-5 flowers per peduncle. Corolla salverform, 70 mm long x 40 mm wide, violet (RHS 85B), throat white, orange ridges in the tube. Peduncle is long and branched; bract smaller than P. eburnea. First published 1999, CrossWords 23 (2) 8.

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