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'Erika'

Very large purple flowers with a reddish purple bar. Filaments flushed purple when young, becoming creamy; anthers yellow. Fruit-heads persistent. This form is named after the raiser's daughter.

Group: Late large-flowered group
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Lothar Sachs
Country of origin: Germany
Date raised: r2005 n2011 i2013
Parentage: ‘Kathleen Wheeler’(s) × unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 20cm
Tepals: 6-8; overlapping/touching at base, long-pointed, margins markedly wavy
Leaves: simple