Primulina ‘Spring and Summer’

Primulina ‘Spring and Summer’, 2020, IR201535, registered by Haixia Yan, Qian Song, Shikai Guan, Shuming Luo, Flower Research Institute of Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanning, China. (P. liujiangensis  x P. longii). Cross made 04.11.2018, seeds planted 05.21.2018, first flowering 02.15.2020. Sterile, reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette. Leaves dark green with purplish red reverse, 7.7-9.3 cm long, 4.7-6.5 cm wide, 1.6-3.0 cm petiole, elliptic, with cuneate base, acute tip, serrate margin, hairy. Calyx split, green 0.6-0.7 cm. Length of the pedicel 0.6-1.2 cm, 2-12 flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, 4.6-5.0 cm long x 1.4-1.7 cm wide, purple. The variety has strict requirements of high moisture and high oxygen levels in the growing medium. It doesn’t tolerate strong sunlight or high temperatures in summer.

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