Gertrude Brix


HISTORY

Available from one or two nurseries in UK and Europe.
Raised by Georg Arends of Ronsdorf Germany in 1930
Award of Merit RHS 1930 at Chelsea
An arendsii hybrid

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ASSESSMENT

Was very popular when new but now superseded by other red cultivars.
sports freely.
Colour comes mainly from sepals and filaments.
Makes a very good garden plant and increases well. It is also an early flowering form and of dwarf habit.

Height of Plant

Medium - 61-80cm

Flowering Time

Early - 1st-15th July

THE PANICLE
  colour Moderate purplish-red
  shape Trullate 
  length Medium - 11-25cm
  width Narrow - less than 10cm
  density Moderately dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
40°
    length
6cm
    density of flowers Dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Strong purplish-red
    shape Obovate
    diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Sepal colour Strong reddish-purple
  Filament colour Moderate red
  Carpel colour Moderate red
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THE LEAF
  size   12cm wide x 22cm long  
  colour   Mid-green  
  nodes colour   Green  
  stem colour   Green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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