Streptocarpus ‘Cape Baby’

Streptocarpus ’Cape Baby’. 2007, IR071035, N. Block, IL. (‘Cape Essence’ x ‘Museum of Art’). Cross made Apr. 2006, planted July 2006 and first flowered Feb. 22, 2007. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively. Very compact, small rosette. Leaves slightly bullate, medium green, curved downward, 4 ½ in. long x 1 ½ in. wide, linear with slightly serrate margin, acute tip and cuneate base. Calyx split. Peduncle 2 ¾ in. tall. Corolla salverform, 1 ¾ in. long x 2 in. wide, pink with darker lines and netting, upper petals lighter pink, white upper throat, dark lines extending into lower throat. Possibly one of the smallest scented hybrid Streptocarpus. 2008, Strep web. “Possably (sic) the smallest of the scented hybrid streps. It is pictured with a 6 in. ruler for scale. Plant is in 2 ¼ in. pot. It produces one large flower, then another on a second stem. Rests, and repeats. It has a mild fragrance. Now and then it throws out a new leaf. Leaves are medium green and usually curve downward. Despite its “unachiever” attitude, it did bloom quite young.”

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