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'Guvnor'

Small, nodding, urn-shaped flowers; outside violet with greyish down, inside violet. Pale yellow filaments and white anthers.

Named after Mrs Svensson, a friend of the Widbergs to whom the seedling was given, who died of cancer in April 2014.

Group: Viorna group
Approximate height: 1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: S Widberg
Country of origin: Sweden
Date raised: r2010 n2012
Parentage: ianthina var. ianthina × (possibly) ‘Odoriba’
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 5.5cm
Tepals: 4; 3–3.5 × 4cm, broadly elliptic, thick and fleshy, joined to midway, with tip recurved