Thunbergii


HISTORY

Not available in UK and probably not in Europe.
Named by Miguel in 1881.
Introduced from Japan by Veitch and Sons of Chelsea UK in 1882.
A species native to sunny grassy slopes in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, Japan where it is common and variable.
Award of Merit and First Class Certificate RHS.

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ASSESSMENT

An attractive plant for the garden but needs plenty of water to make it grow well.
Parent of several thunbergii hybrids and all have same habit.

Height of Plant

Very Tall - greater than 1m

Flowering Time

Mid-season - 16th-31st July

THE PANICLE
  colour Pure white
  shape Pyramidal, drooping 
  length Very long - more than 36cm
  width Wide - more than 21cm
  density Loose
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
70°
    length
36cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Yellowish white
    shape Obovate
    diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Sepal colour Pure white
  Filament colour Light pink
  Carpel colour Pure white
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THE LEAF
  size   25cm wide x 25cm long  
  colour   Pale green  
  nodes colour   Green  
  stem colour   Green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Matt
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