Year Introduced: 1991
Bright flowers are generally unaffected by weather, and display well against the mid green foliage. Lovely container or bedding plant.
Tube: White with pale pink striping.
Sepals: White with rose flushes and stripes and green tips, held 1/2 up and recurved.
Corolla: White, 1/4 flared when mature.
Foliage: Mid green.
Parentage: Celia Smedley x Arlendon.
AFS 2912, NKvF 5050
BEAUTY OF PURBECK - No. 2912 (Swinbank, 1992)
Quarter flared bell shaped 30mm (1 1/8") long x 33mm (1 1/4") COROLLA is white with red purple (65B) veins from petal base to center; smooth petal edges
Fully up 41mm (1 5/8") long x 16mm (5/8") wide SEPALS are white (155D), rose (52B) at base on the upper surface, white (155D)/pink (62C)/rose (52C) at base with recurved tips
Proportionately short thick 13mm (1/2") long x 10mm (3/8") to 8mm (1/4) at base TUBE is white (155D) striped pale to dark pink
STAMENS extend 16mm (5/8") beyond corolla with white (155D/pink (62A) filaments and red purple (58A) anthers
PISTIL extends 38mm (1 1/2") beyond corolla with pink (62A) style and light yellow (11C) stigma
FOLIAGE is dark green (139A) on the upper surface, medium green (138B) on the lower surface with 64mm (2 1/2") long x 38mm (1 1/2") wide ovate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins are dark green (139A) with light green (138C) stems and purplish green branches
PARENTAGE: Celia Smedley x Arlendon
Self branching medium upright, standard, pyramid or pillar
Prefers overhead filtered light in a cool climate with best bloom color in filtered light and is cold weather hardy to 32°F
Heat tolerant if shaded
Easy to propagate
Tested 3 years in Poole, Dorset England UK
Distinguished by: early profuse blooms, blooms unmarked in all weather.
Hybridiser: L. Swinbank 1991 UK
Seed Parent: Celia Smedley
Pollen Parent: Arlendon
NKvF number: 5050
AFS number: 2912
Flower: single, hanging from a solid neutral stem, pink / white, 41mm.
Flower Tube: curved sleeve, angular diameter, pink 62D, darker blush pink, pink stripes, 13x8mm.
Sepals: position half way, four-sided symmetry, top variable cross-sectional area, exterior color, pink top and inside 62C, 36x13mm.
Petals: normally shaped crown, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are normally formed with an edge, color completely white, pink veining, 30x34mm.
Filament: pink, variable length, 50-38mm.
Style: white, 68mm.
Stigma: cream, lobed.
Bud: bag shape, angular diameter, axillary one button per leaf axil, normally open top.
Berry: No data.
Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot rounded edge slightly serrated, looks dull, rough and smooth, veins deepens, medium green color top, bottom, midrib and veins pale green, reddish petiole.
Growth habit: erect.
Cultivation Method: bush without preference for the place, best color in bright light.
Special features: sturdy plant that can tolerate some sun.
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