|Primulina 'Xuan's Party Dress' - Ready for launch|
Maybe I’ve found it.
I have known all along that Asian Violets have not taken off like they should.
It’s been proven that Primulina are good plants. They survive houseplant conditions --- hot or cold, in high or low humidity. They come back from dry but not drowning (nor does any other plant). Many varieties have distinctive patterned foliage. Many can be interesting even without flowers.
I’ve long judged P. ’Loki’ it be the best Asian Violet, sold as a small variegated, not in flower, houseplant.
One thing I’ve been waiting for is flowering when it is young---less that a year---better if 6 months. Flowering needs to be precise, also. I need high bud count on a sturdy short flower stem, capable of multiple flower spikes at a time.
Primulina ‘Xuan’s Party Dress’ is meeting all the criteria for the first commercial variety that can be grown quickly and sold “In Flower”. This is a breakthrough worth talking about.
‘Xuan’s Party Dress’ has it all ---silver leaves and multi-flora light blue flowers.
It can be grown in our new 10 cm ‘wittle’ hanging basket which will show off the pretty flowers.
Early flowering is the breakthrough!