Year Introduced: 1985
Well named, with sepals up to 100mm (4") long and a long slender corolla, really eye-catching. Happy in sun, heat tolerant if roots shaded.
Tube: Scarlet, long, slender.
Sepals: Very long, scarlet, slightly down but strongly recurved and often twisted.
Corolla: Heliotrope, paler base, rose veins, dark magenta edge, long, smooth overlapping petals, little or no flare.
Parentage: Susan Green x unknown.
LONG WINGS - No. 1831 (Caunt, 1985)
Non-flared tubular 33mm (l 1/4") long x 24mm (1") wide COROLLA opens pale violet veined rose at base maturing slightly lighter with wavy petal edges
Fully up 60mm (2 1/3") long x l2mm (1/2") wide rose madder SEPALS curl and twist toward the tube with recurved tips
Proportionately long thin 22mm (3/4") long x 7mm (1/4") wide TUBE is rose madder
STAMENS extend 15mm (1/2") below corolla with dark rose filaments and anthers
PISTIL extends 40mm (1 1/2") below corolla with mid-rose style and pale rose stigma
Long pointed BUD
FOLIAGE is mid-green on the upper surface, paler green on the lower surface with 70mm (2 3/4") long x 30mm (1 1/4") wide lanceolate leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and obtuse bases
Veins are green with red midrib, stems are mid-green and branches are red
PARENTAGE; 'Susan Green' x
Will make a good standard, decorative, weighted basket or bush
Prefers overhead filtered light or full sun in a cool climate and is heat tolerant if shaded
Best bloom color in filtered light
Tested 3 years in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
Distinguishing features: contrasting colors of sepals, corolla and foliage; bloom length
|Giant (6cm +)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|