Year Introduced: 1997
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.
DORIS JOAN - No 3777 (Sheppard, 1997)
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
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'
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|
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|