Year Introduced: 1988
Popular double which has large flowers in lilac blue and white. Easy to grow, and very free flowering for a double.
Tube: Creamy white 155D medium sized.
Sepals: Held 1/2 up, with a slight twist. Creamy white 155D above, the same below, but with a flush of pink 58B. Pale green, recurved tips.
Corolla: Beautifully double, pale lilac 76D matures darker 76C.
Foliage: Medium green 137A, quite large leaves.
Parentage: Sweet Leilani x Sebastopol.
AFS 2264, NKvF 2617
IMPULSE - No. 2264 (Saxondale, 1988)
Half flared 30mm (1 1 /8) long x 45mm (1 3/4) wide COROLLA opens pale lilac (76D) maturing slightly darker (76C) with wavy petal edges
10mm (3/8) long x 5mm (1/8) wide PETALOIDS are pale lilac
Half up 45mm (1 3/4) long x 25mm (1) wide SEPALS are white (155D) on the upper surface, white flushed pink (58B) on the lower surface with pale green (145C) recurved tips
Proportionately medium 20mm (3/4) long x 5mm wide TUBE is green (144A)
STAMENS extend 5-10mm below corolla with pink (58D) filaments and pale plum (59D) anthers
PISTIL extends 45mm below corolla with white style and pale yellow (150D) stigma
FOLIAGE is medium green (138A) on the upper surface, slightly lighter (138B) on the lower surface with 80mm (3 1/8) long x 45mm wide ovate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins are pale plum with green flushed plum stems and branches
PARENTAGE: Sweet Leilani x Sebastopol
Medium upright or standard
Prefers overhead filtered light with best bloom color in filtered light
Easy to root, uniform internodal growth, branches support large blooms
Tested 3 years in Cornwall, England, UK
Distinguished by: bloom color, profuse blooms.
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|