Year Introduced: 1989
Lots of neat single flowers, charming, boldly coloured, open display.
T: Pink blushed aubergine.
Sepals: Pink blushed aubergine tipped pale green.
Corolla: Rich dark aubergine.
Parentage: (F. lycioides x F. magellanica) x Foolke.
AFS 2687, NKvF 2796
No. 2687 (de Graaff, 1990).
Nonflaring 12mm (1/2") long x 7mm (1/4") wide COROLLA opens dark purple (79A) maturing to dark reddish purple (64A) with smooth petal edges
Half up 19mm (3/4") long x 4.5mm (1/8") wide SEPALS are light magenta (66D) on the upper surface, light reddish purple (66C) on the lower surface with green recurved tips
Proportionately medium 9mm (3/8") long x 4mm (1/8") wide TUBE is light magenta (66D)
STAMENS extend 3mm (1/8") beyond corolla with purplish rose (68B/C) filaments and very pale orange (19D) anthers
PISTIL extends 11mm (3/8") beyond corolla with magenta (68A) style and pale reddish purple (186D) stigma
Lanceolate shaped BUD
FOLIAGE is dark green (137A) on the upper surface, medium green (137C) on the lower surface with 41mm (1 5/8") long x 23mm (7/8") wide ovate shaped leaves, serrulate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins and stems are light green with light green flushed red branches with dark spots
PARENTAGE: (F. lycioides x F. magellanica ) x 'Foolke'
Self branching small upright or miniature
Prefers overhead filtered light with best bloom color in filtered light and is heat tolerant if shaded
Award of Merit, VKC Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
Tested 3 years in Lisse, The Netherlands
Distinguished by: profuse blooms, bloom color.
Hybridiser: H. J. de Graaf 1989 EN
Seed parent: F. lycioides x F. magellanica
Pollen parent: Foolke
NKvF number: 2796
AFS number: 2687
Flower: single, hanging from a solid neutral stem red purple / ZDroodpaars, 21mm.
Flower Tube: urnvorm, diameter round, red purple, 10x4mm.
Sepals: horizontal position, four-sided symmetry, top up, cross-sectional plane, boss dimensions small brown and green 137C color red purple 60C outside, inside red purple 60D, 19x4mm.
Petals: normally shaped crown, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are usually formed with a smooth edge, base color reddish purple 187d, midfield very dark red purple 61B outskirts very dark red purple 61A, 10x6mm.
Filament: pink, variable length, 15-11mm.
Style: pink, 33mm.
Stigma: pink, lobed.
Flowering: normal to rich.
Flowering time: usual.
Bud: oblong, pointing slightly sideways, angular diameter, 1-2 axillary buds per leaf axils, normally open top.
Berry: No data.
Leaf: egg shape, top striker foot rounded edge cool, frosted appearance, smooth and flat, similar veins, dark green color top, bottom yellow-green, midrib, veins and light green petiole.
Growth habit: upright.
Growing Method: bush for filtered light, best color in filtered light.
Special features: approved by the VKC on 29-7-1989.
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|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|