Smithiantha ‘Pat’s Pet Otter’

Smithiantha ‘Pat’s Pet Otter’. 2006, IR06954, Gary Dunlap, MO. (S. ‘Texas Campfire Embers’ x S. canarina). Cross made Dec. 20, 2000, planted Mar. 28, 2001 and first flowered Sept. 15, 2001. Reproducible only vegetatively. Erect, 25 cm tall. Leaves maroon, hairy,15 cm long x 10 cm wide with 5 cm petiole, orbicular with serrate margin, acute tip and cordate base. Calyx green, split, 6 mm long. 4 cm pedicel. Corolla salverform, 4.5 cm long x 2.5 cm wide, bright yellow for a striking contrast with the very dark maroon foliage. Available from Pat’s Pets.

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