Primulina ‘Zhou’s Purple Zebra’

Primulina ‘Zhou’s Purple Zebra’, 2021, IR211654, hybridized by Fang Wen, Yi-Gang Wei, Wei-Chuen Chou; Guangxi Institute of Botany; Guilin, China. (P. brachytricha x P. sinovietnamica). Cross made 04.20.2019, seeds planted 11.11.2019, first flowering 04.11.2020. Sterile, reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette, stem ca. 1 cm. Leaves green with silvery fishbone-shaped veins, sometimes veins slightly purplish red, full of purplish-red pubescences on both surfaces, 7-8 cm long, 6-7 cm wide, 2-4 cm petiole, orbicular with cordate base, rounded tip, crenate margin, hairy. Calyx split, slightly brownish green, ca. 10 mm. Length of the pedicel 3-5 cm, 8-12 or more flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, ca. 2.0 cm long, ca. 1.6 cm wide, bright purple, throat having two brightly yellow and some purplish red stripes inside. Mid-size plant. Prefers brightly scattered natural light; moist but well-drained & calcium-rich substrate (equal to PH ≥7.0); do not over-fertilize and overwater, sensitive to cold.

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