Streptocarpus ‘Different Drummer’

Streptocarpus ‘Different Drummer’. 2007, IR071050, N. Block, IN. (‘Iced Pink Flamingo’ x ‘Cape Essence’).  Cross made Dec. 17, 2005, planted Mar. 25, 2006 and first flowered Jan. 2007. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively. Large rosette. Leaves bullate, variegated white and different shades of green, 11 in. long x 4 in. wide, linear with slightly serrate margin, acute tip and cuneate base. Calyx split. Peduncle 5 in. tall with 1 flower. Corolla salverform, 2 ¾ in. long x 2 ½ in. wide, opens dark red-purple and within days lightens to overall color dusty red-purple with a wide, brighter red purple edge on all petals, throat pale mauve with bright red–purple lines.

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