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'Änisen Leena’

Small- to medium-sized, semi-double, bell-shaped, reddish-violet flowers. Filaments yellowish white, downy; connectives greenish; anthers yellowish, downy. Seed-heads persistent.

Named after the registrant’s grandmother, Helena Räsänen, whose pet name was Änisen Leena.

Group: Atragene group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun | Oct
Pruning: No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by: Juhani Räsänen
Country of origin: Finland
Date raised: r2008 n2015
Parentage: 'Willy' open-pollinated
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 8cm
Tepals: 4-8; 4.5-4.8cm long, 1.3-1.5cm wide, ovate-lanceolate, touching at base, margins grey-downy and slightly wavy, tip acuminate with long-attenuated point. Staminodes stamen-like, 1.5 cm long, greenish white.