(Chris Laning, Kalamazoo, Michigan), March 20, 1996. Itoh
probably Mikado x P. delavayi. No
seedling number since it was included in a batch of Itoh
seed from Roy Pehrson about twelve years ago. The plant is
vigorous and of dark green foliage that stays green until killing
frost in the Fall. Its flower is dark purple, almost black, of
medium size, and has a bright yellow center of stamens. Pollen
viability is unknown. It sets no seeds. It is prolific and a great
increaser. Bulletin #298.
Seed from Pehrson
to Laning. Itoh hybrid, Dark Eyes, credit given in registration.