Year Introduced: 1989
Strong upward grower requiring early pinching to attain good shape. Very beautiful and free flowering.
Tube: Pale rose, short.
Sepals: Rose, held half up, with recurved apple green tips.
Corolla: Violet maturing purple, half flared.
Foliage: Mid green.
Parentage: Jackie Bull x Annabel.AFS 2472
DOROTHY SHIELDS - No. 2472 (Redfern, 1989)
Half flared 25mm (1") long x 19mm (3/4") wide COROLLA opens violet (85A) veined pink maturing to light violet (84B) with wavy petal edges
Occasional 19mm long x 10mm (3/8") wide PETALOIDS are light violet
Half up 44mm (1 3/4") long x 13mm (1/2") wide SEPALS are pink overlaid white on the upper surface, dark rose (55A) on the lower surface with green recurved tips
Proportionately medium 10mm long TUBE is cream
STAMENS extend 13mm below corolla with pink filaments and anthers
PISTIL extends 32mm (1 1/4") below corolla with cream style and creamy yellow stigma
Pear shaped BUD
FOLIAGE is medium green (137C) on the upper surface, light green (137D) on the lower surface with 64mm (2 1/2") long x 41mm (1 5/8") wide cordate shaped leaves, serrulate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins are light green with red stems and branches
PARENTAGE: Jackie Bull x Annabel
Medium upright, standard, decorative or pot plant
Prefers overhead filtered light in a cool climate with best bloom color in filtered light
Needs early pinching
Introduced by Jacksons Fuchsia Nurseries
Tested 3 years in Derbyshire and Staffordshire, England UK
Distinguished by: corolla form.
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|