Lollipop


HISTORY

Available from a few nurseries in UK and possibly Europe.
Raised by J.S. van Veen in Noorden in Holland in the late 1990s
Distributed initially by Darwin Plants.
A japonica hybrid.

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ASSESSMENT

A very nice cultivar with good strong stems and dark foliage.
Was initially available in many nurseries but now only a few as the novelty of it has warn off and new cultivars are introduced.
Not very vigorous so doesn't bulk up quickly for nurseries to divide it.

Height of Plant

Low - 31-60cm

Flowering Time

Early - 1st-15th July

THE PANICLE
  colour Light purplish-pink
  shape Rhomboidal 
  length Medium - 11-25cm
  width Narrow - less than 10cm
  density Moderately dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
40°
    length
15cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Petal
    colour Pale purplish-pink
    shape Obovate
    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 13cm long  
  colour   Dark green  
  nodes colour   Red and swollen  
  stem colour   All red  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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