Year Introduced: 2006
Not easy to come by but really should be more widely available as it is a real beauty. Easy to grow, short jointed and self branching upright bush. Self deadheading too.
Tube: White 155A, pale green stripe, short and thick.
Sepals: White 155D above, pale pink 56D below, green recurved tip, fully up.
Corolla: Light red purple 72C, matures red purple 60D, 3/4 to fully flared.
Parentage: Estelle Marie x unknown.
AFS 6258, NKvF 4549
Lydia – No 6258 (van den Brink 2006)
COROLLA is full flared with smooth petal margins; opens light reddish purple (72C); matures reddish purple (60D); 25mm (1") long x 31mm (1 1/4") wide
SEPALS are half up, tips recurved up; white (155D) upper surface; pale pink (56D) lower surface; 38mm (1 1/2") long x 15mm (9/16") wide
TUBE is white (155A); short and thick; 8mm (5/16") long x 10mm (3/8") wide
STAMENS extend 21mm 13/16") beyond the corolla; rose (65A) filaments; magenta (61C) anthers
PISTIL extends 14mm (9/16") beyond the corolla; white (155D) style; cream (158C) stigma
BUD is long, thick, short tube
FOLIAGE is dark green (147A) upper surface; yellowish green (146B) lower surface. Leaves are 64mm (2 1/2") long x 45mm (1 3/4") wide, elliptic shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, rounded bases. Veins and branches are light yellowish green (146D), stems are yellowish green (146C)
PARENTAGE: Estelle Marie x unknown
Medium upright, self branching. Makes good upright, standard, pyramid
Prefers overhead filtered light. Best bloom and foliage in filtered light
Tested 16 years in Hulshorst, The Netherlands
Nomination by NKVF as Recommendable Cultivar
Distinguished by bloom color
Hybridiser: G. J. van den Brink 2005 NL
Seed Parent: Estelle Marie
Pollen Parent: unknown
NKvF number: 4549
AFS number: 6258
Approval Number: 050 103
Flower: single, hanging from a solid neutral stem, greenish white / violet pair, 22mm.
Flower Tube: bulb shape, diameter round, greenish 155A, 8x10mm.
Sepals: half up position, symmetry four sides, top and sectional plane, boss dimensions small and very light 154C, 155D exterior color, interior very light pink 56D, 38x15-35x13mm.
Petals: saucer-shaped top, bottom view square, three-quarter outstanding, the petals are broad formed with an edge, white color base 155D, midfield red purple 63B outskirts roodpaars58B anticipation at 72C violet, reddish spots 58A, 25x31mm.
Filament: pink, 4 long and 4 short stamens, 41-34mm.
Style: white, 39mm.
Stigma: cream, cleft.
Flowering time: early.
Bud: oblong, round cross section, one axillary bud per leaf axil, normally open top.
Berry: berries fall from the plant.
Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot rounded edge slightly serrated, matt appearance, smooth and flat, veins deepened color top and bottom means green, midrib, veins and light green petiole.
Growth habit: erect.
Cultivation Method: bush for in full sun or filtered light, best color in bright light.
Special features: beautiful self branching and compact plant with rather large, saucer-shaped flowers. This is a cultivar nominated by the NKvF.
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