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'Honcho'

Nodding, bell-shaped, scented, purple flowers with lavender-blue margins; inside mid-violet with paler margins. Yellow anthers on cream filaments; pistils pale green. Fruit heads persistent. 'Honcho' is an American term meaning "boss" or "big shot"; this seedling had the largest flowers of any in the same batch (which included 'Skylark').

Group: Integrifolia group
Fragrant: Yes
Approximate height: 1.0 - 1.5 metres
Flowering period(s): (May) Jun Jul Aug Sep
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Brewster Rogerson
Country of origin: USA
Date raised: rn2001 i2010
Parentage: integrifolia x unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Tepals: 4; 3.5-6cm long, 3-3.5cm wide, touching at base, gappy above, wavy margined, long-pointed with slightly recurved tips
Leaves: usually simple

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Brewster Rogerson