Amethyst


HISTORY

Raised by Georg Arends of Ronsdorf in Germany in 1920.
(A. japonica hybrid x A. davidii hybrid)

Award of Merit, RHS Trial in 1971

Arendsii hybrid

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ASSESSMENT

Available in the U.K. from several nurseries.
Unusual colour.
A very good garden cultivar. Excellent growth and strong upright stems.
Light shade preserves the colour.

Height of Plant

Tall - 81-100cm

Flowering Time

Mid-season - 16th-31st July

THE PANICLE
  colour Strong purple
  shape Pyramidal, drooping 
  length Very long - more than 36cm
  width Medium - 11-20cm
  density Loose
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
40°
    length
20cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Strong purple
    shape Obovate
    diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Sepal colour Moderate purple
  Filament colour Moderate purple
  Carpel colour Moderate purplish-pink
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THE LEAF
  size   25cm wide x 30cm long  
  colour   Dark green  
  nodes colour   Red  
  stem colour   Reddish  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Matt
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