Seemannia ‘Mary Hamby’

Seemannia ‘Mary Hamby’, 2016, IR161335, hybridized by Brad Walker, TN  (S. nematanthoides ‘EvitaS.purpurascens ‘Bolivian Form’). Cross made 09/16/2012, planted 11/18/2012, and first flowered 08/23/2013.  Fertile. Reproducible only vegetatively. Upright growth evenly spaced for a compact look. Erect stem length 12”.  Leaves green, 3” long x 2” wide with 0.75” petiole, hairy, elliptic with cuneate base, crenate margin and acute tip. Calyx split, green with red hair, 0.5”. Pedicel 2.75” with 1 flower per axil. Corolla salverform, 1.5” long x 1 “ wide, clear red with yellow throat with red spots in a throat. Has more uniform stems, color and more compact habit than species parents.

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