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'Katja Tellervo'

Medium-sized, semi-double, open bell-shaped flowers; inside predominantly deep purple, white in centre near base and along major veins; outside redder purple, scarcely white-veined and lacking basal patch, downy on margins. Filaments white, downy; connectives & (downy) anthers pale yellow. Seed-heads persistent.

Named after Katja Ylätalo, the registrant Juhani Räsänen's daughter.

Group: Atragene group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Pruning: No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by: Juhani Räsänen
Country of origin: Finland
Date raised: r2008 n2015
Parentage: Zorero (s) x unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 8cm
Tepals: 4; 3.8cm long × 1.5cm wide, ovate-lanceolate, touching at base, margins slightly wavy and incurving towards tip, tip long-pointed and sometimes twisted. Staminodes numerous (20 or more), greenish white in central core but outer ones flattening back like narrow sepals, with similar colouration.