Primulina (Chirita) ‘Sweet Dreams’

Primulina ‘Sweet Dreams’. 2000, IR00732, John Boggan, DC. (P. sp. ‘New York’ x P. flavimaculata). Cross made Apr. 1996, planted May 1996 and first flowered Mar. 1997. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively. Stemless rosette with opposite leaves, to 12 in. across or more. Leaves sparsely hairy, bright green, somewhat shiny, 6-7 in. long and 3-4 in. wide with ½ -1 in. petiole, ovate with crenate margin, acute tip and cuneate base. Calyx split, pale green, tinged lavender, peduncle 6 in. tall, 6-8 or more flowers per leaf axil. Corolla salverform, limb pale yellow, tube violet, distinguishing it from its otherwise similar sibling ‘Dreamtime’. First published 1999, CrossWords 23 (2) 6. First commercial listing, 1999, McKinney’s Glassehouse cat.

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