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Hybridiser: de Graaf, Herman, (NL)
Year Introduced: 1983

Ideal cultivar for smaller containers and for producing small standards. Very pretty, easy to grow, a real cutie.

Tube: Light pink 76D.

Sepals: Light pink 76D, yellow green 150C recurved tip, horizontal.

Corolla: Dark cyclamen purple 74A/B, paler base, matures cyclamen purple 74B, 1/4 flared.

Parentage: Rose of Castile x unknown.

AFS 1871, NKvF 1634

MINIROSE - No. 1871 (de Graaff, 1985)

Single. Upright

Quarter flared almost square 10mm (3/8) long x 12mm (1/2) wide COR- OLLA opens dark cyclamen purple (74A/B) maturing to cyclamen purple (74B) with smooth petal edges

Horizontally held 14mm (1/2) long x 6.5mm (1/4) wide SEPALS are beige (159D) blushed rose; tips are recurved

Proportionately medium 12 mm (1/2)long x 6mm (1/4) wide TUBE is beige

STAMENS extend 10mm (3/8) below corolla with china rose (58D) filaments and currant red (46A) anthers

PISTIL extends 17mm (5/8) below corolla with white flushed rose (155B) style and cream yellow (160C) stigma

Ovate shaped pointed BUD

FOLIAGE is fuchsia green (137A) on the upper surface, lighter (147B) on the lower surface with 50mm (2) long x 25mm (1) wide elliptic shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases

Veins and branches are light green, stems are greyed brown

PARENT- AGE: Rose of Castille x unknown

Will make a good upright or standard

Prefers overhead filtered light in a cool climate but tolerates heat if shaded

Best bloom color in filtered light

Award of Merit, (VKC, Holland)

Tested 3 years in Lisse, Holland and introduced in l98l

Distinguished by blooms semi-terminal and semi-erect.


Hybridiser: H. J. de Graaff 1981 NL

Seed Parent: Rose of Castile

Pollen Parent: unknown

NKvF number: 1634

AFS number: 1871

Flower: single, standing off to a solid, neutral stem L.roze / L.paars, 23mm.

Flower Tube: spherical shape, diameter round, light pink 76D, blush pink, 12x6mm.

Sepals: horizontal position, four-sided symmetry, top up, diameter sphere, boss dimensions small and light 150C, color outside and inside light pink 76D, 17x5mm.

Petals: normally shaped crown, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are normally formed with an edge, color-based society and 76D light pink, light purple edge area 67B, 11x11mm.

Filament: pink, 4 long and 4 short stamens, 17-13mm.

Anther: red.

Pollen: cream.

Style: pink, 39mm.

Stigma: white, lobed.

Flowering: rich.

Flowering: normal.

Bud: oblong, point sideways, round cross section, two axillary buds per leaf axil, normally open top.

Berry: No data.

Journal: egg shape, top striker foot rounded edge slightly serrated, matt appearance, smooth and flat, similar veins, medium green color top, bottom and midrib green, gray-green veins, reddish petiole.

Growth habit: erect.

Cultivation Method: dwarf shrub for filtered light, best color in filtered light.

Special features: approved by the VKC on 11-8-1981.

Other Awards VKC AM
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