Seemannia ‘Rosie Mae’

Seemannia ‘Rosie Mae’, 2016, IR161336, hybridized by Brad Walker, TN  (S. ‘313’ x  S.’Purple Prince). Cross made 09/01/2014, planted 10/18/2014, and first flowered 07/01/2016.  Fertile. Reproducible only vegetatively. Upright growth evenly spaced for a compact look. Erect stem length 12”.  Leaves green with purple tinge, 3” long x 1.75” wide with 0.5” petiole, hairy, elliptic with cuneate base, crenate margin and acute tip. Calyx split, purple green with red hair, 0.5”. Pedicel 2.75” with 1 flower per axil. Corolla salverform, 1” long x 0.75“ wide, bright pink with yellow throat and  burgundy ring around the opening.  Dark stems with purple hair on the leaves give a great contrast to the bright pink blossoms.

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