Year Introduced: 1997
This amazes us, if it wasn't so obsessed with chucking out great bunches of stunningly beautiful flowers, we think it would get to be really big.
Spectacular, initially has stiff, fast growth which can be brittle when young and snaps easily if you knock it.
If growing in a normal pot, (especially in peat based compost), protect from wind, as the big leaves act like sails, making the plant blow over. Perhaps best staked to be on the safe side.
Tube: Dark rose 55A, long and thin.
Sepals: Dark rose above, light orange 39C below, green recurved tip, 1/2 down. Quite long and narrow.
Corolla: Dark orange 33A) 3/4 flared. Small, separate, narrow and wavy petals.
Foliage: Huge dark green lanceolate leaves, lovely red veins and stems.
Parentage: (F. denticulata x F. decussata) x Rubra Grandiflora.
AFS 4077, NKvF 3959
TACO - No. 4077 (de Boer, 1998)
Quarter flared 13mm (1/2") long x 5mm (1/4") wide COROLLA is dark orange (33A) with wavy petal edges
Half down 21mm (7/8") long x 5mm wide SEPALS are dark rose (55A) on the upper surface, light orange (39C) on the lower surface with green reflexed tips
Proportionately long thin 46mm (1 (3/4") long x 6mm (1/4") wide TUBE is dark rose (55A)
STAMENS extend 1mm (1/16") beyond corolla with light coral (38A) filaments and light yellow (4C) anthers
PISTIL extends 12mm (1/2") beyond corolla with pale pink (36D) style and light yellow (4C) stigma
Triphylla type BUD
FOLIAGE is dark green (147A) on the upper surface, grey green (191A) on the lower surface with 140mm (5 (5/8") x 46mm (1 (7/8") wide lanceolate shaped leaves, wavy edges, acute tips and bases. Veins, stems and branches are red
PARENTAGE: (F. denticulata x F. decussata ) x F. fulgens Rubra Grandiflora
Lax upright or stiff trailer
Prefers full sun in a cool to warm climate with best bloom color in bright light
1997 Award of Merit, Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
Tested 4 years in Blesdijke, The Netherlands
Distinguished by: profuse clusters of triphylla-type blooms at branch ends.
|Other Awards||VKC AM|
|Large (4.5 - 6cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|