Year Introduced: 2009
Gloriously dark petals and free flowering. Fabulous. This video clip from 2008 shows its hybridizer, Ron Monnier, talking about it and his other wonderful introductions from that year.
Tube: Short, thick and bulbous, in red (53D).
Sepals: Quite broad, held horizontally with tips recurved. Richly coloured in magenta (61C), a slightly paler shade on the lower surface.
Corolla: Broader than it is long, quarter flared; smooth turned under margins; opens an amazing dark purple (79A); maturing to dark reddish purple (61A)
Foliage: A lightish green (137C).
Parentage: Hermiena x Rohees New Millenium.
DebRons Beau Dean Richard No 6981 (Monnier, 2009)
COROLLA: quarter flared; smooth turned under margins; opens dark purple (79A); matures dark reddish purple (61A); 26mm (1") long x 24mm (15/16") wide
SEPALS: horizontal, tips recurved; magenta (61C) upper surface; magenta (63A) lower surface; 41mm (1 5/8") long x 17mm (5/8") wide
TUBE: red (53D); short, medium thickness; 14mm (9/16") long x 10mm (3/8") wide
STAMENS extend 20mm (3/4") beyond the corolla; magenta (63A) filaments; dark purple (79A) anthers
PISTIL extends 50mm (2") beyond the corolla; magenta (63A) style; light magenta (66D) stigma
BUD is oblong
FOLIAGE is medium green (137C) upper surface; medium green (138B) lower surface
Leaves are 47mm (1 7/8") long x 30mm (1 3/16") wide; cordate shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, rounded bases
Veins are plum (183D), stems and branches are dark grayish purple (183A)
PARENTAGE: Hermiena x Rohees New Millennium
Makes good upright
Prefers overhead filtered light
Best bloom and foliage color in filtered light
Tested 3 years in Woodburn, Oregon, USA
Distinguished by blossom color and shape, profuse blooms.
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