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Hybridiser: Swinbank, Lorna, (UK)
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)

Semi-double. Upright

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

Ovate BUD

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.

Beauty of Purbeck

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.

Anther: eggplant.

Pollen: gray.

Style: white, 68mm.

Stigma: cream, lobed.

Flowering: normal.

Flowering: normal.

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.

Flower Size
Large (4.5 - 6cm) #
Flower Type
Semi Double #
Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #