Mars


HISTORY

Available from one nursery in UK and possibly not at all in Europe.
Raised by Verboom in 1927.
Highly Commended RHS Trial 1970.

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ASSESSMENT

A tall growing cultivar which is a good garden plant although its stems are rather weak and tend to blow over in wind.
Good at the back of borders.
A good deep colour to the flowers.

Height of Plant

Tall - 81-100cm

Flowering Time

Mid-season - 16th-31st July

THE PANICLE
  colour Strong purplish-pink
  shape Trullate 
  length Very long - more than 36cm
  width Narrow - less than 10cm
  density Loose
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
35°
    length
12cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Strong purple
    shape Elliptic
    diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Sepal colour Yellowish white
  Filament colour Moderate purplish-pink
  Carpel colour Yellowish white
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THE LEAF
  size   15cm wide x 15cm long  
  colour   Dark green  
  nodes colour   Red and swollen  
  stem colour   Reddish  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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