Year Introduced: 1985
Easy and unusual species hybrid bearing gorgeous small flowers in large, spectacular, paniculate clusters. These are produced early in the year on old wood, it makes most of its vegetative growth much later, usually in summer. Can make a very large plant, needs plenty of root room.
Tube: Pink, slender.
Sepals: Light pink, held horizontally, green tips.
Corolla: Light pink, 1/4 flared.
Foliage: Medium green, large leaves.
Parentage: F. paniculata x F. splendens.
AFS 1853, NKvF 2277
FIRST SUCCESS - No.1853 (Wedda, 1985)
Quarter flared 6mm (1/4") long x 8mm (1/4") wide COROLLA opens light pink (70B) maturing slightly lighter (70D) with turned under smooth petal edges
Fully up 7mm (1/4") long x 4mm (1/8") wide SEPALS are light pink (621D) with tips recurved
Proportionately medium 8mm (1/4") long x 4mm (1/8") wide TUBE is pink (57D)
STAMENS extend 7mm (1/4") below corolla with light pink (70D) filaments and light yellow (l0D) anthers
PISTIL extends 11mm (3/8") below corolla with light pink (70C) style and pale yellow (2D) stigma
Ovate-rounded BUD shape
FOLIAGE is green (147A), lighter (148B) on the lower surface with 125mm (5") long x 70mm (2 3/4") wide elliptic shaped leaves, entire edges, acute tips and bases
Veins are green, stems and branches green and red
PARENTAGE: F. paniculata x F. splendens
Will make a good upright or standard
Prefers overhead filtered light and is cold weather hardy to 5º C
Best bloom color in bright light
Certificate of Honor, Dutch Committee of Inspection, Aalsmeer
Blooms early in spring and in a limited amount during the summer in the shade
Tested 3 years near Rotterdam, Holland, Netherlands and introduced in 1982
Distinguishing features: primary cross; specific bloom clusters.
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|H1c (Min 5°C to 10°C)||#|