Year Introduced: 2011
Strikingly coloured and easy to grow cultivar, suitable for exhibition, containers and bedding. Largely self deadheading, it is also nicely bushy, and breaks well. Flowers are medium sized, and hang on a fairly long pedicel.
Tube: White and very short.
Sepals: Pale rose pink 62B with apple green tips, held almost fully up and recurved.
Corolla: Violet reddish purple 80B, with a distinct patch of very pale pink white at the base of each petal. Only slightly flared.
Foliage: Small, neat leaves, dark greyish green.
Parentage: Ivana Van Amsterdam x unknown.
AFS 7989, NKvF 4929
Alexandra Meles No 7989 (van der Putten 2012)
COROLLA: unflared, smooth petal margins, bell shape; opens and matures reddish purple (80B); 20mm (3/4") long x 20mm (3/4") wide
SEPALS are fully up, tips recurved up; light pink (62C) tipped light green (145D) upper surface; pink (62B) lower surface; 25mm (1") long x 10mm (3/8") wide
TUBE is white; short, thin; 3mm (1/8") long x 3mm (1/8") wide
STAMENS extend 18mm (11/16") beyond the corolla; light pink (62C) filaments; pink (62D) anthers
PISTIL extends 22mm (7/8") beyond the corolla; white style and stigma
BUD is longish
FOLIAGE is dark green (137A) upper surface; medium green (137C) lower surface
Leaves are 60mm (2 3/8") long x 32mm (1 1/4") wide, elliptic shaped, serrate edges, acute tips, rounded bases
Veins are medium green, stems are gray green, branches are light green
PARENTAGE: seedling of Ivana Van Amsterdam x unknown
Makes good upright
Prefers overhead filtered light or full sun
Best bloom color in bright or filtered light
Best foliage color in filtered light
Tested 2 years in Haarlem, The Netherlands
Nominated by NKvF as recommendable cultivar
Distinguished by flower color and shape.
|Certificates & Nominations||NKvF RC|
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|