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Spartan Spear - 2012

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Originator, Nominant, Introducer, Registrant: D. Dean   

Clump Description

Growth Rate
fast
Notable Characteristics
very regular spaced piecrusting, saturated burgundy scapes with contrasting creamy green bracts.
Plant Width
42
Plant Width (cm)
106.68
Plant Height
13
Plant Height (cm)
33.02
Plant Habit
upright

Leaf Description

Leaf Color Center
medium green
Leaf Color Margin
near white
Leaf Length
10.5
Leaf Length (cm)
26.67
Leaf Width
4.5
Leaf Width (cm)
11.43
Vein Pairs
7 to 8
Margin Appearance
heavily rippled
Width of Margin Var.
.25 to .5
Width of Margin Var. (cm)
.6 to 1.3
Petiole Characteristics
matches leaf center
Leaf Texture Top
dull
Leaf Texture Bottom
glaucous bloom
Leaf Appearance
lightly twisted, deeply wavy, moderately corrugated.
Leaf Shape
ovate
Leaf Base
cordate

Scape Description

Scape Height
23 to 24
Scape Height (cm)
58.4 to 61
Scape Color
saturated burgundy
Scape Bracts
inflorescence leaves

Flower Description

Flower Color
medium lavender
Flower Length
2
Flower Length (cm)
5.1
Flower Shape
tubular
Growing Location
Ramsey, MN
Bloom Start
8/7
Bloom Peak
8/16
Bloom Finish
8/25
Flower Color Patterns
translucent edge

Seed Information

Viable
sets seed, viability unknown
Seed Pod Color
medium green

Clump History

Clump's Origin
original seedling
Clump Source
self
Age of Clump
6

Parentage

Pod Parent
[(H. 'Liberty Bell' x (H. 'Urajiro Hachijo' x H. pycnophylla)) x
Pollen Parent
H. 'Mikawa-no-Yuki' ]

Additional Information

Section Class
III-4b

Classification Information

Section Class
III-4b
Classif Leaf Length
10.5
Classif Leaf Width
4.5
Classif Leaf Color
medium green
Classif Margin Color
near white


2018 Full Classification List

2018 Simplified Classification List

Cover Pages for Classification Lists

Quick Reference Table for Leaf Sizes and Colors

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