Koln


HISTORY

Available from many nurseries and Garden Centres in UK and Europe.
Raised by Georg Arends of Ronsdorf, Germany in 1930.
Highly Commended RHS Trial 1970.
A japonica hybrid.

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ASSESSMENT

Very similar to Koblenz and a good cultivar for forcing as well as growing in the garden.
Early flowering and a good strong colour.
Increases well.

Height of Plant

Low - 31-60cm

Flowering Time

Very early - before July 1st

THE PANICLE
  colour Strong purplish-red
  shape Rhomboidal 
  length Medium - 11-25cm
  width Medium - 11-20cm
  density Dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
45°
    length
13cm
    density of flowers Dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Petal
    colour Strong purplish-pink
    shape Obovate
    diameter Very small - 1-2mm
  Sepal colour Light pink
  Filament colour Strong purple
  Carpel colour Moderate purple
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THE LEAF
  size   15cm wide x 10cm long  
  colour   Mid-green  
  nodes colour   Green  
  stem colour   Reddish  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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