Streptocarpus ‘Blueberry Creme’

Streptocarpus ‘Blueberry Creme’ 2020, IR201515, hybridized by Patrick Worley, USA. Synonyms S.’Blueberry Cream’, S. ‘Blueberries and Cream’. Selection from B. Schwartz unnamed S. saxorum x S. stomandrus hybrid seedlings, subsequently crossed and selfed by hybridizer. Cross made early 1980s. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively. Growth habit typical for both species S. saxorum and S. stomandrus, shrubby thick spreading stems, somewhat succulent leaves. Leaves of shades of cream, yellow and soft green, sometimes near white, central vein can be darker green. Leaves shaded from light tend to be more green. Petioles are purple. Leaf length ca. 30 mm, width ca. 10mm, petiole length ca.6 mm. Leaves are elliptic to ovate, with cuneate base, entire to serrate margin, cuneate base and acute tip. Calyx split, green with some purple, up to 3 mm, pedicel length up to 12 mm, with 1-2 flower per axil. Corolla salverform, up to 30mm long x 35 mm wide, violet/mauve/purple with white throat (variable due to culture). Makes an excellent basket plant. The intensity of variegation can change with the seasons, and plants can become all green in cool or dark conditions; pale color will return on new growth with warmer or brighter conditions.

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