Primulina ‘WF’s Violet Ruby’

Primulina ‘WF’s Violet Ruby’, 2015, IR151303, Yi-Gang Wei; Fang Wen; Zhi-Guo Zhao; Guangxi Institute of Botany & Gesneriads Conservation Center of China, Guangxi, China (P. luvittata   P. rotundifolia). Cross made 07/07/12, planted 10/12/12, and first flowered 08/03/13. Fertile, but reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette.  Leaves green to dark green in the bright scattered light, 10-12 cm long x ca.8-9 cm wide with 5-6 cm petiole, orbicular with entire margin, cuneate base and acute tip, hairy. Calyx split, dark green, .9-1.4 cm long. Pedicel ca. 3.5 cm, ca.6 flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, 2.5-3 cm long, 1.6-2.2 cm wide, dark purplish red. The leaf shape of the hybrid  is somewhere in between the leaf shape of two parents.With the loose cymes and many flowers in dark purplish red corolla it has the higher flower count than its pollen parent. The florescence lasts from August to November. Prefers bright natural light; moist but well-drained substrate; calcium-rich but do not overfertilize.

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