Primulina ‘WF’s Bronzed Sunset’

Primulina ‘WF’s Bronzed Sunset’, 2015, IR151301, Fang Wen; Yi-Gang Wei; Zhi-Guo Zhao; Guangxi Institute of Botany & Gesneriads Conservation Center of China, Guangxi, China (P. lutea  P. minutimaculata). Cross made 06/28/13, planted 10/22/13, and first flowered 07/13/14.  Reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette.  Leaves bright to dark green with white or pale yellow veins, ca. 12 cm long x ca.8 cm wide with 9-10 cm petiole, elliptic with entire margin, cuneate base and acute tip, smooth. Calyx split, pale purple or purplish green, 1.5-1.8 cm long. Pedicel 2-2.5 cm, 6 or more flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, 4-5 cm long, 2.5-3 cm wide, bronzed with purple shade and stripes. The bronzed corolla and the bright to dark green leaf blades with white or pale yellow veins are are not present in all other garden varieties and natural species, The veins on leaves have the color of leather similar to the pollen parent but its veins tend to be yellowish and the border of veins color looks unclear. Prefers bright natural light; moist but well-drained substrate; calcium-rich but do not overfertilize.

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