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'Brian Temple'

Small, broadly bell-shaped, flowers outside light purple; inside with light purple margins and tips about paler, whitish bar (which develops more strongly with age). Filaments light purple; connectives reddish purple; anthers yellow. Fruit-heads persistent.

Named after a close friend and work colleague of the raiser, who died in July 2012 "well before his time".

Group: Heracleifolia group
Approximate height: 1.0 or less metres
Flowering period(s): Aug Sep Oct
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: T Bennett
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: r2010 n2012
Parentage: heracleifolia (s) × unknown (possibly self-pollinated)
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Tepals: 3cm long, 0.5cm wide, strap-shaped, thick and fleshy, touching at base, with minutely wavy or irregular margins, tips acute and recurving (sometimes strongly so)