Primulina ‘Purple Sundae’

Primulina ‘Purple Sundae’, 2018, IR181422, registered by Le Luo, Qixiang Zhang, Fang Wen, Tangren Cheng, Xiaoyan Yao and Yichi Zhang, Beijing, China. (P.eburnea x P.longii). Reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette. Jade green leaves, white puberulent to pilose, 2.5-6.2 cm long, 1.7-4.4 cm wide with 1.8-3.6 cm petiole, ovate to orbicuar with cuneate base, serrate margin and rounded tip. Calyx light green, 5.5 long. Pedicel 1.1-2.9 cm long with 3-10 flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, ca.3.5 cm long x 0.8-1.0 cm wide, mauve, tube light pink. It combines two yellow mediated nectary strips from the seed parent with two patches on the longitudinal direction of the petal from the male parent, which complements well with its mauve corolla. The flowering period lasts from beginning of March to mid-late April up to 50 days as a group. This highly adaptable plant is a good candidate for a potted flowering plant culture.

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