Primulina ‘Dan’s Trumpet’

Primulina ‘Dan’s Trumpet’, 2016, IR161322, Lai Bi-dan, Huang Yi-qin, Guangxi, China (P. ophiopogoides  P. beiliuensis var. fimbribracteata). Cross made 4.15.2012, planted 5.20.2012, and first flowered 4.9.2015.  Reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette with 1-2 cm stem.  Dark green leaves with mahogany on the blade tip, 9-10 cm long x 2.8-4 cm wide with 0.5-1 cm petiole, elliptic with crenate margin, cuneate base and acute tip, smooth. Calyx split, chartreuse to red 0.4-0.5 cm long. Pedicel 1-2 cm with 4-18 flowers. Corolla salverform, 4.8-5 cm long x 3.3 cm wide, blue-violet  with double bright yellow guidelines and several dark red stripes in the throat. This hybrid is quite different from its parents, flowers aggregate on the peduncle.   Easy to grow with some direct sunlight in the temperature range 0-35C.

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