Mainz


HISTORY

Available from a few nurseries in UK and Europe.
Raised by Georg Arends of Ronsdorf, Germany in 1952 as a selected japonica seedling.
synonym "Erfurt".

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ASSESSMENT

A very good dark coloured japonica form flowering early of low height.
A good garden plant although is not particularly vigorous so is now superseded by newer cultivars.
A good plant for forcing.

Height of Plant

Low - 31-60cm

Flowering Time

Early - 1st-15th July

THE PANICLE
  colour Strong reddish-purple
  shape Rhomboidal 
  length Medium - 11-25cm
  width Narrow - less than 10cm
  density Dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
40°
    length
9cm
    density of flowers Dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Light purple
    shape Ovate
    diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Sepal colour Light reddish-purple
  Filament colour Strong purple
  Carpel colour Moderate purple
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THE LEAF
  size   14cm wide x 14cm long  
  colour   Light green  
  nodes colour   Green  
  stem colour   Green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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