Primulina ‘GCCC’s Antonio’

Primulina ‘GCCC’s Antonio’, 2018, IR181431, hybridized by Fang Wen, Long-Fei Fu, Yi-Gang Wei; Guangxi, China. (P.lutvittata x P.purpurea). Cross made 06.15.2016, seeds planted 09.22.2016, first flowered 07.04.2017. Sterile. Reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette. Leaves dark green; extremely short strigose hair on adaxial surface of a leaf blade; 8-15 cm long, 4-5 cm wide, nearly sessile, linear to elliptic with cuneate base, entire margin and acute tip, hairy. Calyx spit, green, ca. 8 mm long. Pedicel 2.5-3 cm long with over 25 flowers per axil. Corolla infundibuliform, 3-4 cm long x ca.2.5 cm wide, dark fuchsia to reddish purple, two brightly yellow stripes in throat. Large plant with abundant flowers, easy to grow, enjoys bright indirect light; prefers the substrate kept relatively drier with higher level of calcium ions. The temperature range above 5℃ and below 35℃.

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