Anita Pfiffer


HISTORY

Available from several nurseries in UK.

Raised and Introduced in 1930 by Georg Arends of Ronsdorf Germany.
Named after his niece who was the daughter of his brother-in-law.

Highly Commended in RHS trial in 1971
An arendsii hybrid.

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ASSESSMENT

Described by Arends as brilliant salmon pink.
Inclined to flower irregularly it is a reliable cultivar with good foliage.

Has been sold in the past as Bonanza which is not a registered cultivar name.

Height of Plant

Tall - 81-100cm

Flowering Time

Mid-season - 16th-31st July

THE PANICLE
  colour Moderate purplish-pink
  shape Rhomboidal 
  length Long - 26-35cm
  width Medium - 11-20cm
  density Moderately dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
45°
    length
15cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Strong reddish-purple
    shape Obovate
    diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Sepal colour Moderate pink
  Filament colour Strong reddish-purple
  Carpel colour Strong reddish-purple
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THE LEAF
  size   15cm wide x 17cm long  
  colour   Mid-green  
  nodes colour   Red and swollen  
  stem colour   All red  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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