Streptocarpus ‘Summer Skies’

Streptocarpus  ‘Summer Skies’, 2009, IR091114, Kim Williams, UK. (S. ‘Bristol’s Stormy Skies’  x un-named hybrid). Cross made 2006, planted 2006 and first flowered 2007. Reproducible only vegetatively. Compact rosette.  Leaves medium green, 10 in. long x 3 in. wide, lanceolate with serrate margin, acute tip and cuneate base. Calyx split, green. Pedicel 6 in. tall with 12 to 32 flowers per peduncle. Corolla semi-double, salverform, 1 ¼ in. long x 1 ¼ in. wide, pale blue with darker blue veining on lower lobes, most flowers with a ruff of petals in the center.  Very compact, upright head of flowers.

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