Primulina ‘WF’s Purple River’

Primulina ‘WF’s Purple River’, 2015, IR151304, Fang Wen; Yi-Gang Wei; Zhi-Guo Zhao; Guangxi Institute of Botany & Gesneriads Conservation Center of China, Guangxi, China (P. pseudoeburnea   P. lijiangensis). Cross made 05/04/12, planted 08/30/12, and first flowered 06/26/14. Reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette.  Leaves bright green with white pubescences, ca.12 cm long x ca.8 cm wide with 9-10 cm petiole, elliptic with entire margin, cuneate base and acute tip, hairy. Calyx split, pale green to green, 1.0-1.5 cm long. Pedicel ca. 2 cm, 10 or more flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, ca. 3 cm long, ca. 2.2 cm wide, violet to bright reddish purple corolla with white throat. The hybrid inherited the flower color of the seed parent, the strange stripes on petals are reduced, the brightness of the petal color is an improvement in comparison with a pollen parent. Has a loose inflorescence with lots of cymes and flowers. Prefers bright scattered natural light, can be adapted to artificial light, moist but well-drained substrate; calcium-rich but do not overfertilize.

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