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'Festival' (Early large-flowered group)

Medium to large, flattish, blue-purple flowers with a reddish bar. Red anthers on white filaments. Fruit heads persistent. Not to be confused with stans 'Festival'.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Sep
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: James P van Laeken
Country of origin: USA
Date raised: r2003 ni2010
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Tepals: 8; 6cm long, 4cm wide, elliptic, overlapping at base, margins slightly wavy, tip cuspidate
Leaves: ternate