Streptocarpus ‘Butter Blues’

Streptocarpus ’Butter Blues’. 2002, IR02813, D. Thompson, IA. (‘Burgundy’ x ‘Sunsweet’). Cross made Jan. 2001, planted Aug. 2001 and first flowered Jan. 2002. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively. Medium sized compact rosette. Leaves bullate, medium green, 8 in. long x 2 ½ in. wide, oblong with crenate margin, acute tip and cuneate base. Calyx green, ¼ in. long. Peduncle 5 in. tall with 6 flowers per peduncle. Corolla salverform, 2 in. long x 2 in. wide, light blue with purple streaks at bases of lower lobes, broad yellow throat. Unusually heavy bloom and dense habit with short and strong peduncles. Received red ribbon at 2002 AVSA Convention. Available from the hybridizer.

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