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    Cambridge Louie
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Holmes, Ron, (UK)
Year Introduced: 1992
Height 45cm
Spread 40cm


Smallish upright bush suitable for quarter or half standards as well as containers or bedding. Self branching. Prefers full sun.

Tube: White with pink stripes, short.

Sepals: White with deep rose pink stripes, held half up.

Corolla: Violet, bold. Slightly flared and barrel shaped.

Foliage: Mid green.

Parentage: Wise Choice x Rose of Castile

AFS 2881, NKvF 5058

CALVERLEY - No. 2881 (R. Holmes, 1992)

Single. Upright

Nonflaring barrel shaped 25mm (1") long x 16mm (5/8") wide COROLLA opens violet (85A), white at base maturing to violet (84A), white at base with smooth turned under petal edges

Half up 44mm (1 3/4") long x 11mm (3/8") wide SEPALS are white striped dark rose (55A) at base on the upper surface, white blushed and striped dark rose (55A) on the lower surface with light green recurved tips

Proportionately short thin 7mm (1/4") long x 7mm wide TUBE is white striped dark rose (55A)

STAMENS extend 7mm beyond corolla with blush white filaments and dark rose (55A) anthers

PISTIL extends 25mm beyond corolla with white style and light yellow (18C) stigma

Elliptical shaped BUD

FOLIAGE is medium green (137C) on the upper surface, lighter on the lower surface with 51mm (2") long x 32mm (1 1/4") wide ovate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases

Branches and stems are light green with lighter green veins

PARENTAGE: Wise Choicex Rose of Castille

Self branching small upright, standard or decorative

Prefers full sun with best bloom color in bright light and is cold weather hardy to 32°F

Easy to propagate

Tested 5 years in Edenbridge, Kent, England UK

Distinguished by: disease resistance, ease of growth.


Hybridiser: R. Holmes 1992 UK

Seed Giver: Wise Choice

Pollen Giver: Rose of Castile

NKvF number: 5058

AFS number: 2881

Flower: single, hanging from a solid winding stem, white / purple, 30mm.

Flower Tube: curved tube, diameter round, white with red blush and stripes, 11x6mm.

Sepals: horizontal position, symmetry four sides, top and sectional plane, boss dimensions small and light 149B, color outside and white inside, 35x11mm.

Petals: closed top, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are normally formed with an edge, color entirely N88B purple, dark purple edge, 21x17mm.

Filament: pink, variable length, 30-25mm.

Anther: pink.

Pollen: cream.

Style: white, 52mm.

Stigma: white, lobed.

Flowering: normal.

Flowering: normal.

Bud: oblong, point sideways, angular diameter, axillary one button per leaf axil, top opens like a lantern.

Berry: No data.

Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot rounded edge slightly serrated, looks dull, rough and bumpy, deeper veins, medium green color top, bottom and light green veins, midrib and petiole reddish.

Growth habit: erect.

Cultivation Method: bush for in the shade, best color in bright light.

Special features: self-branching plant.

Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #