Year Introduced: 1988
Elegant and lovely, excellent in containers or summer bedding, superb display on an easy to grow plant.
Tube: Pale orange 39C with hint of lilac, long and slender.
Sepals: Pale orange above, rose pink 49B below with tiny green recurved tips. Quite long, held just below horizontal.
Corolla: Lilac rose pink 50D, 1/4 flared, short, pleated petals.
Foliage: Mid green.
Parentage: Leverkusen x unknown.
AFS 2849, NKvF 1862
ANNIEK GEERLINGS - No. 2849 (Franck, 1991)
Half flared 9-10mm (3/8") long x 5-6mm (1/8-1/4") wide COROLLA opens pink (50D) maturing to light rose (50C) with wavy petal edges
Horizontally held 22-24mm (7/8-1") long x 7-8mm (1/4") wide SEPALS are light orange (39C) on the upper surface, light pink (49B) on the lower surface with green recurved tips
Proportionately medium thickness 26mm (1") long x 7-8mm wide light orange (39C) TUBE is proportionately long
STAMENS extend 8-9mm beyond corolla with pink (49A) filaments and light yellow (11C) anthers
PISTIL extends 15-17mm (5/8") beyond corolla with pink (49A) style and light yellow orange (19B) stigma
Long ovate BUD
FOLIAGE is dark green (137A) on the upper surface, medium green (137C) on the lower surface with 50-55mm (2-2 1/8") long x 30-32mm (1 1/8-1 1/4") wide ovate shaped leaves, serrulate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins, stems and branches are green
PARENTAGE: Leverkusen x unknown
Prefers full sun with best bloom color in bright light
Award of Merit, VKC Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
Tested 3 years in Leiden, The Netherlands and introduced in 1988
Distinguished by: bloom color and shape.
|Other Awards||VKC AM|
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|