Primulina ‘Small Waist’

Primulina ‘Small Waist’, 2020, IR201534, registered by Haixia Yan, Jinye Zhou, Dayan Tao, Qian Song,  Flower Research Institute of Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanning, China. (P. yungfuensis x P. minutimaculata). Cross made 05.25.2018, seeds planted 08.08.2018, first flowering 06.02.2020. Sterile, reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette. Leaves dark green, veins fine white, 5.5-6.8 cm long, 3.8-5.1 cm wide, 1.3-3.1 cm petiole, ovate, with cuneate base, acute tip, entire to crenate margin, hairy. Calyx split, light green 0.9-1.2 cm. Length of the pedicel 1.6-2.9 cm, 5-10 flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, 4.8-5.5 cm long x 1.0-1.2 cm wide, purplish. The variety  requires bright scattered sunlight. It has an excellent tolerance to drought, heat  and shady conditions. It requires a loose soil. It does not tolerate waterlogging.

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