Queen of Holland


HISTORY

Available from one or two nurseries in UK and possibly in Europe.
Raised by van Waveren and Kruyff in 1899.
A seedling of A. astilboides floribunda x A.japonica.
Highly Commended RHS Trial 1970.

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ASSESSMENT

A nice early flowering cultivar really a superior form of the species japonica.
Makes good clumps and worth growing in border although superseded by newer white cultivars.
Used for forcing in early years.

Height of Plant

Low - 31-60cm

Flowering Time

Very early - before July 1st

THE PANICLE
  colour Yellowish white
  shape Pyramidal 
  length Medium - 11-25cm
  width Narrow - less than 10cm
  density Moderately dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
55°
    length
8cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Yellowish white
    shape Spatulate
    diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Sepal colour Yellowish white
  Filament colour Yellowish white
  Carpel colour Yellowish white
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THE LEAF
  size   15cm wide x 11cm long  
  colour   Mid-green  
  nodes colour   Red and swollen  
  stem colour   N/A  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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