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Doris Joan
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Sheppard, Derek, (UK)
Year Introduced: 1997
Height 45cm
Spread 42cm


Appealing and distinctively shaped flowers, with strongly scalloped petal edges and a soft colour mix of greenish cream and pink, really lovely. Easy to grow and shape, makes a great container plant. May also be worth trying as a hardy, given its parentage.

Tube: Creamy white with a hint of apple green.

Sepals: Greenish cream above, rose 63B below. Held fully up and recurved right back to the tube.

Corolla: Opens pale pink 56A, matures darker pink 63D – has a hint of lilac. Finished by rose 63B spots on strongly scalloped petal edges, 1/4 to 1/2 flared.

Parentage: Cloverdale Pearl x Border Queen.

AFS 3777

DORIS JOAN - No 3777 (Sheppard, 1997)

Single. Upright

Quarter flared 25mm (1") long x 20mm (3/4") wide COROLLA opens pale pink (56A) maturing to light rose (63D) with magenta (63B) spots on lower edge of wavy petals

Fully up 40mm (1 5/8") long x 10mm (3/8") wide SEPALS are greenish cream on the upper surface, rose (63B) on the lower surface with recurved tips

Proportionately medium 20mm long x 5mm (1/8") wide TUBE is greenish cream

STAMENS extend 5mm beyond corolla with dark rose (55A) filaments and magenta (63A) anthers

PISTIL extends __ beyond corolla with greenish cream style and cream stigma

Pointed BUD

FOLIAGE is dark green on the upper surface, dark green on the lower surface with 60mm (2 3/8") long x 40mm (1 5/8") wide cordate shaped leaves, serrulate edges, acute tips and rounded bases

Veins, stems and branches are dark green

PARENTAGE: 'Cloverdale Pearl' x 'Border Queen'

Small upright

Prefers overhead filtered light in a cool climate with best bloom color in filtered light

Tested 4 years in Warminster, England

Distinguished by: wavy spotted petal edges.

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