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Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Lye, James, (UK)
Year Introduced: 1897
Height 120cm
Spread 60cm


Easy to grow and very rewarding, bright and abundant flowers of substance. The colours have real depth and intensity. Vigorous growth typical of many Lye cultivars, without the white tube. Superb.

Tube: Scarlet, curvy.

Sepals: Scarlet, held half to three quarters up, reflexed.

Corolla: Purple, shaded lighter at the base and darker at edges, half flared.

Foliage: Dark Green.

NKvF 3498

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