Primulina ‘WF’s Hairy Monster’

Primulina ‘WF’s Hairy Monster’, 2015, IR151307, Fang Wen; Yi-Gang Wei; Zhi-Guo Zhao; Guangxi Institute of Botany & Gesneriads Conservation Center of China, Guangxi, China (P. luzhaiensis  P. luzhaiensis). Chance seedling selection, seed mutation. Cross made 12/01/11, planted 03/25/12, and first flowered 11/22/13.  Reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette.  Leaves green, with long slightly purplish to white hair, 8-15 cm long x 6-9.5 cm wide with inconspicuous 1.5-2.5 cm petiole, ovate with entire margin, cuneate base and acute tip, hairy. Calyx split, pale green to green,2-2.5 cm long. Pedicel 13-4.5 cm, ca. 6 flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, 6-6.5 cm long, ca. 4 cm wide, light purple to pinkish purple. Selected excellent individual from self-crossed progeny of Primulina luzhaiensis. The difference from its parents and siblings is having long slightly purplish to white hair, the corolla is bigger; cyme has an extra flower. The florescence is from the end of Nov. to Dec., time is different from other species and garden varieties.

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