Seemannia ‘Melba Clendenon’

Seemannia ‘Melba Clendenon’, 2016, IR161339, hybridized by Brad Walker, TN  (S. ‘200’ noid1  S.’Purple Prince’). Cross made 09/14/2014, planted 11/22/2014, and first flowered 07/13/2015. Fertile. Reproducible only vegetatively. Upright growth evenly spaced. Erect stem length 14”.  Leaves green, 3.5” long x 2.25” wide with 0.75” petiole, hairy, elliptic with cuneate base, crenate margin and acute tip. Calyx split, purple/green, 3/8”. Pedicel 3.5” with 1 flower per axil. Corolla salverform, 1” long x 0.75“ wide, bright red with yellow throat with red spots in throat.  Dark stems and bright green  leaves give a great contrast to the bright red blossoms. Long pedicels give blossoms a graceful look.

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