Primulina ‘Flying Wings’

Primulina ‘Flying Wings’, IR141249, Qixiang Zhang, Le Luo, Fang Wen, Yingnan Wang, Tangren Cheng, Chunxiao Ai and Huitang Pan, Beijing Key Laboratory of Ornamental Plants Germplasm Innovation & Molecular Breeding, National Engineering Research Center for Floriculture, Beijing Laboratory of Urban and Rural Ecological Environment and College of Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, 100083, China. (P.fimbrisepala x P. linearifolia). Cross made in 2007, planted in 2007 and first flowered in 2008. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively. Stemless basal rosette. Leaves medium green with indistinct lighter green pattern, 7.5 cm long x 3 cm wide, 2.0 cm petiole, hairy, elliptic with serrate margin, cuneate base and acute tip. Calyx split, green (young plant), red-brown(adult plant). Pedicel 15-25 mm, No of flowers per axil – 4-8. Corolla salverform, 6 cm long x 4.5cm wide, pink, pinkish purple, purple color. It has sickle-shaped or elliptic leaves, which is an intermediate shape between its parents; i has bigger and more colorful corollas than its parents, i.e., its corolla can be light pink, pink, pinkish purple, light purple or purple; speckles in the throat are not as distinctive as in P.fimbrisepala; it is hardier than its parents and can endure short-term zero temperature; it is easy to take care of due to its low demand for water and fertilizers.

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