Rot Straussenfeder


HISTORY

Available from one or two nurseries in UK and Europe.
Raised by Ernst Pagels in Germany 1988 as a red sport on Straussenfeder.
Also grown and sold as Red Charm.
A thunbergii hybrid.

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ASSESSMENT

A darker form than Strausenfeder (Ostrich Plume) although unlikely to become popular.
Needs plenty of water to make it grow well.
Ideal beside streams and ponds.
Long arching sprays of flowers late in the season.

Height of Plant

Tall - 81-100cm

Flowering Time

Mid-season - 16th-31st July

THE PANICLE
  colour Strong purplish-pink
  shape Pyramidal, drooping 
  length Long - 26-35cm
  width Wide - more than 21cm
  density Loose
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
70°
    length
15cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Vivid purplish-red
    shape Obovate
    diameter Very small - 1-2mm
  Sepal colour Light reddish-purple
  Filament colour Light purple
  Carpel colour Deep red
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THE LEAF
  size   20cm wide x 27cm long  
  colour   Dark green  
  nodes colour   Green  
  stem colour   Green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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