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German Medusa

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Cultivar
German Medusa
Originator
Giessler
Group
Itoh
Date
2018

Seedling No: 2012 Nr. 3. Parentage: P. delavayi x (lactiflora mix). First bloomed 2015, first propagated 2017. Predominantly SINGLE but some flowers have some stamens transformed to staminodes and some to petalodes. Flowers are small, 3½ inches (9 cm) in size, but what they lack in size they make up for in number, having 4-9 blooms per stem. Color is a dark rich purple red (RHS 59A). Sheath color is the same. Average of 5 carpels, yellow-green, and smooth. Stigmas purple-red and feathered. Pollen bearing stamens. Some fragrance. Mature plant height to 40 inches (100 cm) with a spreading plant habit to 55 inches (140 cm). Healthy foliage.

Reference: 2018-385:10