Seemannia ‘Progenitor’

Seemannia ‘Progenitor’, 2016, IR161342, hybridized by Brad Walker, TN  (S. nematanthoides ‘EvitaS.purpurascens ‘Bolivian Form’). Cross made 09/16/2012, planted 11/18/2012, and first flowered 07/08/2016.  Fertile. Reproducible only vegetatively. Upright growth evenly spaced for a compact look. Erect stem length 12”.  Leaves green with purple tinge, 4.25” long x 2.5” wide with 0.5” petiole, hairy, elliptic with cuneate base, crenate margin and acute tip. Calyx split, purple/green, 0.5”. Pedicel 5.25” with 1 flower per axil. Corolla salverform, 1.25” long x 1“ wide, red pink with purple lobes with bright yellow throat with black spotting on the petals. Combines size, uniformity and purplish stems of the seed parent with vigor and blossoms of the pollen parent.

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