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Elburg's Minibel
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: de Groot, Jan, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2009
Height 95cm
Spread 80cm


Strong upright grower which can make quite a large plant. Bears tiny but very pretty flowers, that change colour significantly as they mature.

Tube: White, matures dark red 53A, short.

Sepals: White 155A, maturing dark red. Held fully up, tips recurved.

Corolla: Opens and matures pure white, fully flared. White, prominent, four-lobed stigma.

Parentage: Not known, found seedling.

AFS 6979, NKvF 4709

Elburg’s Minibel – No 6979 (de Groot 2009)



COROLLA: saucer shape, full flared, smooth petal margins; opens white (155B) & matures dark red (53A); 1 mm (1/16") long x 1mm (1/16") wide.

SEPALS are fully up, tips recurved; white (155A) maturing dark red (53A) upper & lower surfaces; 3mm (1/8") long x 1mm (1/16") wide.

TUBE is white (155A), maturing dark red (53A); short & thin; 1mm (1/16") long x 1mm (1/16") wide.

STAMENS do not extend beyond the corolla; white (155A), maturing dark red (53A) filaments & anthers.

PISTIL extends 5mm (3/16”) beyond the corolla; white (155A), maturing dark red (53A) pistil & stigma.

BUD is long.

FOLIAGE is yellowish green (145A) upper surface; light green (147D) lower surface.

Leaves are 61mm (2 7/16") long x 30mm (1 3/16") wide, lanceolate shaped, entire edges, acute tips & bases.

Veins are light green, stems are light green & branches are light green.

PARENTAGE: found seedling.

Tall upright; self branching.

Makes good upright or pyramid.

Prefers overhead filtered light.

Best bloom & foliage in bright light.

Tested 2 years in Elburg, The Netherlands.

Distinguished by extremely small flower & maturing color change.

Elburg's Minibel

Hybridiser: Groot, 2008 NL

Seed Parent: unknown

Pollen Parent: unknown

NKvF number: 4709

AFS number: 6979

Approval Number: 080112

Points: 45

Flower: single and very small, standing off to a solid neutral stalk, white / white, 3mm.

Flower Tube: sphere diameter round, white quickly changing to red, 1mm.

Sepals: stand up completely, symmetry four sides, top and sectional plane, all white rapidly changing to red 53A, 3x1mm.

Petals: saucer shape, bottom view around, totally outstanding, petals are normally formed with an edge, color is white rapidly changing to red 53A, 1x1mm.

Filaments: white, equal in length, 0.5mm.

Anther white.

Pollen: White.

Style: white, 5mm.

Stigma: white, split.

Flowering: very moderate.

Flowering: normal.

Bud: oblong, point sideways, round cross section, one axillary bud at a single leaf axils, normally open top.

Berry: round and black.

Leaf: lanceolate, top and foot spire edge sound, appearance matte, velvety and flat, similar veins, color yellow-green top, bottom, midrib, veins and light green petiole.

Growth habit: erect.

Cultivation Method: bush, stem or pyramid filtered light, best color in bright light.

Specialties: Self-branching plant with tiny flowers, and with relatively large leaf 61x30mm.

Flower Size
Tiny (0.5 - 1.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Upright Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #