Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

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Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Gabi_Munich » May 26th, 2014, 11:18 pm

Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto) (P. subrhomboidea x P. fimbrisepala) Clusters of large lavender blue flowers striped yellow throat, compact rosette of dusky green leaves.

first bloom of primulina Keiko


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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Andalucia64 » February 1st, 2015, 10:20 pm

Keiko is my first Primulina to flower; I bought a small plant from Dibleys Nursery in September, along with P. Aiko and several Streptocarpus. While all but one of the Streptocarpus have died, Keiko and Aiko have grown steadily throughout the winter and Keiko had its first very lovely flowers after two months. The climate here (upland Andalucia) is very hot in the summer and cold in the winter so I wonder if some Primulinas are better adapted to cope with such seasonal variations than Streptocarpus, which I have always found to be very temperamental. If so, Primulinas deserve to be much better known in the horticultural industry, and they must have great potential for hybridisation. I'm looking forward to growing more of them this year - I already have Hisako, Candy, tamiana and Chastity on order.
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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Gabi_Munich » February 5th, 2015, 1:26 am

I have the same experience - here in Munich City Center it can get quite hot and dry (not as hot as Andalucia though) and the primulinas seemed to tolerate it better than the others.
I am looking forward to hearing more about your success with the plants , Andalucia64
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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Gabi_Munich » February 15th, 2015, 3:47 am

Keiko did already develop tiny buds some weeks ago - but due to the heating season they dried up. Now finally one stalk with buds seems to make it.

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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Birgitt » February 15th, 2015, 4:06 pm

The blooms of Keiko are very beautiful. love:
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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Gabi_Munich » March 3rd, 2015, 1:14 am

Keiko has grown some more :)

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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Gabi_Munich » March 9th, 2015, 11:14 pm

The more the flowers of Keiko grow, the more the stalk bends down.

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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Birgitt » March 10th, 2015, 1:52 am

Hi Gabi,

are the blossoms so heavy that the pedicle is not able to carry them?
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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Gabi_Munich » March 10th, 2015, 2:34 am

Hi Birgitt,

perhaps it is the weight of the flowers, but I cannot really say for sure. The stalk seemed to bend even with only one or two open flowers, it is not too stiff and straight, rather a bit winding, could also be the habit to grow like that.

Andalucia64 wrote:Keiko is my first Primulina to flower

Hi Andalucia64, if your Keiko has flowered what was your experience? Did you notice the same? I hope you read this thread and if you like, please tell us about your plant.
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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Birgitt » March 10th, 2015, 9:57 am

Gabi, in the description of Primulina stands: "trumpet-like blooms on upright stems", but maybe there are differences of the varieties. :?:
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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Gabi_Munich » March 10th, 2015, 10:54 pm

In general this description (upright stems) is correct, but in this case I believe the weight pulls the stem down - six biggish flowers, (you can only see five in the photo) that's a lot to carry.

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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Birgitt » March 11th, 2015, 6:47 pm

Hi Gabi, how big are the blossoms?
They tend to be nonstop bloomers.Is this right?
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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Gabi_Munich » March 12th, 2015, 12:47 am

Birgitt wrote:how big are the blossoms?


I knew you would be asking this question :lool: here is the answer (a photo taken weeks ago) in February):

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Amongst the few primulinas I have, these are the biggest flowers. The others have a bit smaller ones (now please do not ask me for mm and cm of them .... I usually do not do this measuring thing :mrgreen: )

As for continuous flowering: I do not know. Mine have certain times for flowering and I'd say it all depends on lighting. No light, no flowers.
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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Birgitt » March 12th, 2015, 2:03 am

:lool:
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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Birgitt » March 12th, 2015, 2:05 am

Gabi_Munich wrote:.........................

I knew you would be asking this question :lool: here is the answer (a photo taken weeks ago) in February):

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.........................The others have a bit smaller ones (now please do not ask me for mm and cm of them .... I usually do not do this measuring thing :mrgreen: )




Sometimes one makes things, one does not make otherwise. :lool: :lool: :lol:
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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Gabi_Munich » March 30th, 2016, 9:46 pm

Primulina Keiko opens the primulina flower season :)

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Re: Keiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

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