Smithiantha ‘Hot Pink Lady’

Smithiantha ‘Hot Pink Lady’. 1999, IR99715, Dale Martens, TX, (S. zebrina hybrid x S. Kartuz hybrid). Cross made Nov. 1997, planted Feb. 1998 and first bloomed Jan. 1999. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively. Upright rosette, reaching 20 cm tall. Leaves hairy, dark green with maroon red hairs, 7.5 cm long x 9 cm wide, 4 cm petiole, ovate with acute tip and cordate base. Calyx split, green, tipped red. 13 flowers on 15 cm tall pedicel. Corolla infundibuliform, 3.75 cm long x 2.75 cm wide, hot pink (RHS 54A) edged in a darker pink (RHS 58A) with dark pink polka dots on a white throat.

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