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Olympics Sunset
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Wood & Gibbs, (US)
Year Introduced: 1995
Height 65cm
Spread 58cm


Flowers madly, giving a spectacular display. Makes an impact whether in containers, beds or borders.

Tube: Purple to purple-red.

Sepals: Purple to purple-red. Held horizontally with recurve.

Corolla: Purple-red to aubergine-red.

Foliage: Mid green slightly narrowish leaves.

Parentage: Mephisto X Purple Rain.

AFS 3377

OLYMPICS SUNSET - No. 3377 (Wood/Gibbs, 1995)

Single. Upright

Nonflaring 16mm (5/8) long x 13mm (1/2) wide COROLLA opens purple (71A) maturing to dark red purple (64A) with smooth petal edges

Half up 35mm (1 3/8) long x 10mm (3/8) wide SEPALS are dark red purple (61A) on the upper surface, red purple (61B) on the lower surface with recurved tips

Proportionately medium 22mm (7/8) long x 7mm (1/4) wide TUBE is red purple (61B)

STAMENS extend 11mm (3/8) beyond corolla with red purple (66A) filaments and purple (71A) anthers

PISTIL extends 35mm beyond corolla with red purple (66A) style and light purple (49B) stigma

Oblanceolate shaped BUD

FOLIAGE is dark green (137A) on the upper surface, medium green (138B) on the lower surface with 57-64mm (2 1/4-2 1/2) long x 38mm (1 1/2) wide ovate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases

PARENTAGE: Mephisto x Purple Rain

Medium upright or standard

Prefers full sun with best bloom color in bright light

Tested 3 years in Tacoma, Washington USA

Distinguished by: bloom color, terminal blooming.

Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Upright Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #