Year Introduced: 1995
We couldn't resist this one, it's a little treasure. Really eye-catching, even though individual flowers aren't big, there are lots of them, usually two per node. 'Echo' is really hard to describe, as no part of the flower is one colour, but this is the closest we could get: (Neither photo does it justice!)
Tube: Short, about 5mm long x 4mm wide, red pink (52B) or thereabouts.
Sepals: About the same colour as tube, but each sepal is slightly different, not just in colour, but also in size, shape and position. About 2.5cm (1") long. Generally held 1/2 up, often the three darker sepals will recurve, and the broadest, palest one will reflex; all have tiny green tips. Asymmetrical, whichever way they are viewed, some also twist slightly.
Corolla: About 1.5cm (5/8") long. Petal is smooth with a faintly crimped edge. The main colour is a broad picotee edge of dark pink violet (77A), blending to light violet (between 76B and 69C), with prominent veins of purple red (N57A). Matures more pink. From 1/2 to fully flared.
|Other Awards||BFS BiS|
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|