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Kalmia latifolia f. fuscata 'Ladybird'


photo: Dipl.-Ing. Odo Tschetsch

    Synonym: Marienkäfer
    Parentage
  • Female: (Goodrich x Olympic Wedding)
  • Male: Minuet
    Origin
  • controlled cross
    Hybridizer
  • Dr. Karl-Heinz Hübbers
    Size
  • within 10 years: 4.0 x 3.5 ft
    Habit
  • broad upright, bushy
    Flower
  • Colour: nearly white at the centre surrounded by a 10 distinct maroon spots, followed by a soft pink margin, small red rim in the centre
  • Shape: open cup with 5 lobes
  • Size: about 30 flowers per truss
    Bud
  • top pink fading into lighter purplish pink
    Foliage
  • Shape: elliptic
  • Colour: dark green, matt
  • Size: 3.1 x 1.2 in
    Shoot
  • with reddish stems
    Year of
  • Crossing: 1987
  • Naming: 2003
  • Registration: 2008
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