xAchimenantha ‘Texas Spotted Leopard’

xAchimenantha ‘Texas Spotted Leopard’, 2002, IR02804, Dale Martens, TX. [xAchimenantha ‘Aries’ x (Smithiantha ‘Duet’ x Smithiantha canarina )]. Cross made Aug. 2000, planted Nov. 2000 and first flowered Apr. 2001. Reproducible only vegetatively. Rhizomatous, erect, 28 cm tall if not pinched. Leaves hairy, dark green with reddish back, 5.5 cm long x 3.2 cm wide, ovate with serrate margin, acute tip and cuneate base. Calyx split, 7 mm long, dark green with reddish back. Pedicel 1.4 cm long. Corolla salverform, 4.5 cm long x 5.3 cm wide, blue-violet (RHS 87C) with spots and lines that are in patches of light color (RHS 87A). Foliage is extremely mildly carnation scented.

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