Primulina (Chirita) ‘Crossroads’

Primulina ‘Crossroads’. 2001, IR01742, Toshijiro Okuto, Japan. (P. dryas (C. sinensis) ‘latifolia’dwarf’ x P. tribracteata). Cross made Aug. 19, 1997, planted Dec. 20, 1997 and first flowered Sept. 27, 1999. Sterile and reproducible only vegetatively. Rosette. Leaves green with faint silver veins, hairy. 10 cm long x 8 cm wide with 4 cm petiole, ovate with crenate margin, acute tip and cuneate base. Calyx split, light green, 10 mm long; pedicel 35 mm, 5-8 flowers per peduncle. Corolla salverform, 50 mm long x 25 mm wide, violet (RRS 87B), outside reddish, brown spots at mouth of tube and orange ridges in the tube. A sibling of ‘Daruma’. Leaves with prominent petiole, decussate, faint silver veins on leaves. First commercial listing, 2001, Kartuz cat.

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