Queen Alexandra


HISTORY

Available from a few nurseries in UK and Europe
Raised by van Waveran and Kruyff in 1904 presumably from seedlings bought from Arends.
A. chinensis x A. japonica.
A member of A. rosea group.

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ASSESSMENT

The true plant is really not known although this plant seems to be near to the original description. There are at least two forms in nurseries bearing this name.
A very good cultivar although not quick to increase, it is certainly worth planting in borders.
Originally grown for the forcing market.

Height of Plant

Low - 31-60cm

Flowering Time

Early - 1st-15th July

THE PANICLE
  colour Pale purplish-pink
  shape Rhomboidal 
  length Medium - 11-25cm
  width Medium - 11-20cm
  density Moderately dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
40°
    length
30cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Large - 8-10mm
  Petal
    colour Very pale purple
    shape Obovate
    diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Sepal colour Light pink
  Filament colour Moderate pink
  Carpel colour Pure white
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THE LEAF
  size   15cm wide x 26cm long  
  colour   Dark green  
  nodes colour   Green  
  stem colour   Green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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