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Dorothy Shields
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Redfern, Frederick, (UK)
Year Introduced: 1989
Height 60cm
Spread 55cm


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)

Double. Upright

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.

Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Double #
Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #