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Hybridiser: van den Brink, GJ, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2011
Height 40cm
Spread 35cm


Stiffly upright cultivar that makes a good 1/2 or full standard, does best in dappled shade. Short jointed growth, self branching, better with one pinch. Appealing and distinctive. Prone to botrytis, water carefully.

Tube: Pink, short.

Sepals: Pale pink with lighter below, held half up and straight.

Corolla: Reddish purple. Slightly flared, bell shaped.

Foliage: Mid green.

Parentage: Mrs Lovell Swisher x Pink Bon Accorde

AFS 7988, NKvF 4930

t Binnenland – No 7988 (van den Brink 2012)



COROLLA: unflared, smooth petal margins, bell shape; opens and matures reddish purple (64B); 10mm (3/8”) long x 10mm (3/8") wide

SEPALS are half up, tips recurved up; pink (62B) upper surface; light pink (62C) lower surface; 15mm (9/16") long x 16mm (5/8") wide

TUBE is pink (62A); short, medium thickness; 11mm (7/16") long x 3mm (1/8") wide

STAMENS extend 2mm (1/16") beyond the corolla; pink (62A) filaments; reddish purple (64B) anthers

PISTIL extends 4mm (1/8") beyond the corolla; light pink (62C) style; white stigma

BUD is longish

FOLIAGE is medium green (138A) upper surface; medium green (138B) lower surface

Leaves are 53mm (2 1/8") long x 27mm (1 1/16") wide, elliptic shaped, serrate edges, acute tips, rounded bases

Veins, stems and branches are reddish

PARENTAGE: Mrs Lovell Swisher x Pink Bon Accord

Tall upright

Self branching

Makes good upright or standard

Prefers overhead filtered light

Best bloom and foliage color in filtered light

Tested 14 years in Hulshorst, The Netherlands

Nominated by NKvF as recommendable cultivar

Distinguished by flower color and shape


Hybridiser: G. J. van den Brink 2011 NL
Seed Parent: Mrs. Lovall Swisher
Pollen Parent: Pink Bon Accord
NKvF number: 4930
AFS number: 7988
Approval Number: 110208
Points: 75
Flower: Single hanging on a loose neutral stem L.roodpaars / red purple, 22mm.
Flower Tube: tube, diameter round, light red purple 62A, blush red surface purple, 11x3mm.
Sepals: position half way, four-sided symmetry, top up, cross-section, color exterior and top surface red purple 62B, 62C inside surface red purple, 15x16mm.
Petals: bell-shaped crown, bottom view around, not outstanding, the crown leaves are round with a smooth edge, basic color surface red purple 64D, society and outskirts red purple 64B, 10x10mm.
Filament : pink, equal in length, 25mm.
Anther: pink.
Pollen: gray.
Style: pink, 31mm.
Stigma: white, lobed.
Flowering: normal to rich.
Flowering: normal.
Bud: oblong, angular diameter, 1-2 axillary buds per leaf axil, normally open top.
Berry: none.
Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot rounded edge surface serrated, matt appearance, smooth and flat, similar veins, color top, bottom and lateral veins means green, reddish midrib and petiole.
Growth habit: erect.
Cultivation Method: bush for filtered light, best color in filtered light.
Special features: Self branching and easy plant that becomes fuller with 1x Pinch. The plant is susceptible to botrytis. This is a cultivar nominated by the NKvF.

Certificates & Nominations NKvF RC
Flower Size
Small (1.5 - 3cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #