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Kalmia latifolia f. fuscata 'Ideal'


photo: Julia Westhoff

    Origin
  • controlled cross
    Hybridizer
  • Dr. Karl-Heinz Hübbers
  • named by Dr Karl-Heinz Hübbers
    Size
  • within 10 years: 3.8 x 2.6 ft
    Habit
  • broad upright
    Flower
  • Colour: light pink fainting in the centre with an interrupted diffuse dotted burgundy red band
  • Shape: 5-6 lobed, lobes significantly rounded
  • Size: up to 1.38 in; up to 100 flowers in the truss
    Bud
  • pink, the tips more intense
    Foliage
  • Shape: broad elliptic-lanceolate, twisted
  • Colour: matt green
  • Size: 3.1 x 1.2 in
    Shoot
  • green with reddish stems, twisted
    Propagation
  • grafting
    Year of
  • Crossing: 2001
  • Naming: 2013
  • Registration: 2013
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