Primulina ‘Piebald Apple’

Primulina ‘Piebald Apple’, 2016, IR161323, Lai Bi-dan, Huang Yi-qin, Guangxi, China (P. ‘Lavender Apple’ P. sclerophylla). Cross made 3.20.2013, planted 4.30.2013, and first flowered 3.15.2015.  Reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette with 1-2 cm stem. Green leaves with white reticulate veins, 10-12 cm long x 7-9 cm wide with 4.5-5 cm petiole, ovate with crenate margin, cuneate base and acute tip, hairy. Calyx split, chartreuse 1-1.2 cm long. Pedicel 1.5-2 cm with 6-8 flowers. Corolla salverform, 6-6.5 cm long x 4.5-5cm wide, purple with double bright yellow guidelines. This hybrid is inherited the white reticulate veins from the pollen parent, but has bigger flowers and tolerates hot weather better. Easy to grow in a very good indirect light in the temperature range 0-35C.

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