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Little Erna

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Cultivar
Little Erna
Originator
Maschke
Group
P. tenuifolia selection
Date
2015

Seedling TF-8. Parentage: (P. tenuifolia ‘Plena’ x P. tenuifolia ‘Rosea’)F2. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2013. Fully double BOMB form. Baby pink flowers are borne 1 to a stem, 3¼ inches (8 cm) in size, up facing to slightly out facing. Two to three carpels on average which are glabrous to slightly tomentose, green and topped with whitish stigmas, the latter sometimes deformed. Disc poorly developed. No pollen, but as a pod parent normally fertile but not with other pink P. tenuifolia, so far. Not fragrant. Blooming time very early, together with or slightly ahead of P. tenuifolia ‘Plena’. Finely cut foliage, pale green on emergence, is typical of the species. Average height to 15 inches (38 cm); support not needed. Named after originator’s mother who was not the tallest person but the best mother one can imagine.

Reference: 2015-375:08