Primulina ‘Venus’

Primulina ‘Venus’, 2018, IR181424, hybridized by Le Luo, Qixiang Zhang, Fang Wen, Tangren Cheng, Huitang Pan, Xiaoyan Yao and Yichi Zhang, Beijing, China. (P.eburnea x P.punggetisepala). Cross made 03.2013, seeds planted 05.2013, first flowered 03.30.2015. Reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette. Green leaves with white veins, 6.5-17 cm long, 4-7 cm wide with 0.8-1.5 cm petiole, elliptic to ovate with cuneate base, entire margin and acute tip. Calyx purple-green, 14 mm long. Pedicel 2-3 cm long with 4-12 flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, 3-4.5 cm long x 0.8-1.0 cm wide, purple to indigo, light purple tube. The flowering period of the group lasts about 50 days, from the middle of March to late April. Abundant purple to indigo flowers on long and thick bloomstalks, red bracts, bright green leaves, strong adaptability, both drought and humidity tolerance makes it an excellent potted plant material.

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