|Primulina - Unknown, First Flowers|
A great Primulina clone was shown with unlimited potential and many knowledgeable growers are on the trail of its proper name. These flowers opened from buds in two days. Flower faces are distinctive. Maybe this will settle it?
|Primulina Unknown, 1.5" long|
|Primulina, Unknown, 1 1/4" wide|
|Primulina, Unknown, Bud count - 13|
The working theory is that it is P. 'Diane Marie' or a sibling of the original cross. Here is the description from registration by Bob Stewart in 1994.
. 1994, IR94481 Robert Stewart. [Stewart, 1990] (‘Angustifolia’ x species). Plant is a flat rosette; leaves green (RHS 137 A) with extensive silver on veins; petiole 3-4 cm long, faintly reddish. Leaf blade 6-8 cm long, 4-5 cm wide, hairy; ovate, acute tip, base cuneate, margin double toothed. The calyx red (59A), split; pedicel 3 cm long; peduncle 4 cm long with 4 flowers on each peduncle. Corolla 6 cm long, 3 cm in diameter, violet (88C) with white in the throat, violet stripes extending onto lip, yellow lines from anther, and yellow spot at tip center. Flower similar to var. but larger and darker, and the plant is much more compact, with flat instead of upward leaves which are ovate instead of lanceolate. Blooms in December and sporadically in other months. First listing 1994, CODA Gardens catalog.