Koblenz


HISTORY

Available from several nurseries in UK and Europe.
Raised by Georg Arends of Ronsdorf, Germany in 1938.
Highly Commended RHS Trial 1970.
A japonica hybrid.

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ASSESSMENT

A popular early flowering cultivar raised initially for the forcing market because of its low height, it is an excellent garden plant.
Parent of Red Sentinel.

Height of Plant

Low - 31-60cm

Flowering Time

Early - 1st-15th July

THE PANICLE
  colour Strong purplish-red
  shape Trullate 
  length Medium - 11-25cm
  width Narrow - less than 10cm
  density Moderately dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
40°
    length
8cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Moderate purplish-red
    shape Obovate
    diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Sepal colour Moderate pink
  Filament colour Strong reddish-purple
  Carpel colour Silvery
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THE LEAF
  size   17cm wide x 16cm long  
  colour   Mid-green  
  nodes colour   Some red  
  stem colour   Green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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