Year Introduced: 1995
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.
OLYMPICS SUNSET - No. 3377 (Wood/Gibbs, 1995)
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.
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|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|