Primulina ‘Purple Hair’

Primulina ‘Purple Hair’, 2014, IR141236, Lai Bi-Dan and Wen Fang, China. (P. vilosissima × P. eburnea). Cross made Mar. 21, 2011, planted Apr. 5, 2011 and first flowered Mar. 26, 2013. Sterile, reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette, length of the stem 3.4-3.8 cm. Dark green leaves with purple short hairs, 20-22 cm long × 6-7 cm wide, 3-5 cm petiole, hairy, elliptic with entire margin, cuneate base and acute tip. Calyx split, brownish green to brown, 0.8- 1.1 cm. Pedicel 1.8-2.2 cm. Number of flowers per axil – 3-5. Corolla salverform, 5.6-6 cm long × 4.3-4.6 cm wide, bluish purple to dark purple. Easy to grow, suitable to bright light but not direct sun. Temperature should be above -2°C and below 35°C.

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