Streptocarpus ‘Butterfly Effect’

StreptocarpusButterfly Effect’, 2010, IR101145, Gunilla Ridderberg, Sweden. (S.  ‘Bristol’s Blackbird’ x S.  ‘Iona’). Cross made July 1, 2007, planted Sept. 3, 2007 and first flowered Apr. 14, 2008. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively. Compact, tidy rosette. Leaves medium green, 7 in. long x 1.5 in. wide, linear with crenate margin, acute tip and cuneate base. 5-6 flowers per very tall, upright and rigid peduncle. Corolla salverform, 1.5 in. wide, soft lilac at top, bottom lobes a little darker lilac with darker veins.  Petals are pointed and upward facing, “flying like butterflies above the plant.”

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