Streptocarpus ‘Escents’

Streptocarpus ‘Escents’. 2007, IR071039, N. Block, IL. (‘Cape Essence’ x ‘Iced Pink Flamingo’). Cross made Dec. 17, 2005, planted Mar. 29, 2006 and first flowered Feb. 12, 2007. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively. Large rosette, vigorous grower. Leaves lightly bullate, medium green, to 10 in. long x 3 ¼ in. wide, elliptic with slightly serrate margin, acute tip and cuneate base. Calyx split. Peduncle 6 ¼ in. tall with 1-3 flowers. Corolla salverform, 2 ½ in. long x 2 ¾ in. wide, light pink to candy pink with dark red lines spreading from white throat onto lower three lobes. Flowers are large and long lasting, fragrant of the vandeleurii type.

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