Primulina ‘WYG’s Winter Bouquet’

Primulina ‘WYG’s Winter Bouquet’, 2015, IR151299, Yi-Gang Wei; Fang Wen; Zhi-Guo Zhao; Guangxi Institute of Botany & Gesneriads Conservation Center of China, Guangxi, China (P. luzhaiensis  P. luzhaiensis). Chance seedling selection, seed mutation. Cross made 12/01/11, planted 03/25/12, and first flowered 11/18/13.  Reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette.  Leaves green, pubescent, 6-8 cm long x 4-6 cm wide with 2-4 cm petiole, elliptic with serrate margin, cuneate base and acute tip, hairy. Calyx split, green,1-1.5 cm long. Pedicel 1.5-2.2 cm, 4-6 flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, 4-5 cm long, 2-2.5 cm wide, pinkish purple, with two yellow stripes in corolla. The most important difference from its parents and selected siblings is having extremely short peduncles and pedicels; compared with ‘WF’s Hairy Monster’, the shape of corolla is slimmer and the size of corolla is smaller; the color of corolla is deeper so that the corolla looks pinkish purple. The florescence is from the end of Nov. to Dec. so that it is different to other species and garden varieties.

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