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'Werner's Polarlight'

Small, nodding, bell-shaped, violet flowers with greenish-white staminodes sometimes having violet tips. Fruit heads persistent. Originally released as fauriei 'Polarlight' but renamed so as not to be confused with the much older 'Polarlicht' which seems lost to cultivation; given that the fauriei parentage was uncertain this part of the name was dropped.

Group: Atragene group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Apr May (Aug)
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by: Werner Stastny
Country of origin: Sweden
Date raised: b1999 n2009 i2008
Parentage: Chance seedling probably from faurei
Other name(s): fauriei 'Polar Light'; fauriei 'Polarlight'; fauriei 'Werner's Polarlight'; 'Polarlight (Atragene Group)'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 4-6cm
Tepals: 4; narrow with wide gaps between