Aphrodite


HISTORY

Raised by Ernst Pagels in Germany in 1958


A simplicifolia hybrid

A sport from A. simplicifolia Atrorosea

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ASSESSMENT

Available from a few nurseries in UK.

Low growing plant with very attractive flowers.
Not vigorous growing.
Is inclined to produce a paler pink sport.

Height of Plant

Low - 31-60cm

Flowering Time

Mid-season - 16th-31st July

THE PANICLE
  colour Light reddish-purple
  shape Rhomboidal, drooping 
  length Medium - 11-25cm
  width Medium - 11-20cm
  density Moderately dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
30°
    length
13cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Petal
    colour Light purple
    shape Ovate
    diameter Very small - 1-2mm
  Sepal colour Light pink
  Filament colour Strong reddish-purple
  Carpel colour Strong reddish-purple
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THE LEAF
  size   16cm wide x 17cm long  
  colour   Dark green  
  nodes colour   Some red  
  stem colour   All red  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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