Year Introduced: 1987
Good exhibition cultivar with a short jointed, self branching, naturally neat form, outward and upward facing flowers in sensational colours. Flowers are carried so profusely that branches may need support. Great for patio containers too.
Tube: Carmine, short.
Sepals: Carmine at base then mottled carmine and green to green tip, held 1/2 up with slight reflex. Red if grown in bright light.
Corolla: Periwinkle blue with slight pink veining, 3/4 flared.
Parentage: Estelle Marie x unknown.
ANDREW HADFIELD - No. 2114 (Rowell, 1987)
Three quarter flared 16mm (5/8") long x 15mm (5/8") wide COROLLA is orchid blue with pink veins and white base; smooth petal edges
Half up 23mm (7/8") long x 9mm (3/8") wide SEPALS are carmine fading to cream with reflexed green tips
Sepals are red if grown in bright light
Proportionately medium TUBE is carmine
STAMENS extend 20mm (3/4") below corolla with pink filaments and white maturing to red anthers
PISTIL extends 30mm (1 1/8") below corolla with pale pink style and pink stigma
FOLIAGE is medium green on the upper surface, lighter on the lower surface with 43mm (1 3/4") long x 25mm (1") wide elliptic shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins are medium green with green stems and branches
PARENTAGE: Estelle Marie x unknown
Self branching small upright
Will make a good upright or standard
Prefers overhead filtered light with best bloom color in filtered light
Awards: First: North Staffs. and S. Cheshire Shows
May need support due to weight of blooms
Tested 3 years near Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK and introduced in 1986
Distinguished by: profuse blooming.
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