Primulina ‘Wu Gang’

Primulina ‘Wu Gang’, 2020, IR201531 registered by Wen Fang, Wei Yi-gang, Li Shu, Guangxi Institute of Botany, CAS & GCCC, Guilin, China. (P. gueilinensis chance seedling selection). Cross made in April 2018, seeds planted 07.03.2018, first flowering 04.06.2019. Fertile, true from seeds. Basal rosette, stem length 1cm. Leaves green with white veins, 8-10 cm long, 5-7 cm wide, 2 cm petiole, linear, with cuneate base, acute tip, entire margin, hairy. Calyx split, green, 1 cm. Length of the pedicel 0.8-1 cm, 5-10 flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, 6 cm long x 5-6 cm wide, purple. This cultivar is the choice selection from a wild stock with larger flowers and linear leaves. It was determined that this variation is stable and these desirable features are passed through seeds. Shade-tolerant but enjoys bright scattered light, prefers moist but well-drained substrate, will not bear temperature below freezing.

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