Year Introduced: 1987
An unusual and subtly beautiful species hybrid with intriguing and unusual flowers.
Tube: Long for size of flower, pale olive green 147C.
Sepals: Light green 143B, dark plum edge, 1/2 down.
Corolla: Dark plum 187B, small, separate spoon shaped petals, unflared or only slightly flared.
Foliage: Medium green above, paler green underneath.
Parentage: F. x colensoi x F. splendens.
AFS 2193, NKvF 2123
TARRA VALLEY - No. 2193
(Felix/van t Westeinde, 1987)
Nonflaring 5mm (1/8) long x 3mm (1/8) wide COROLLA is dark plum (187B)
Half down 7mm (1/4) long x 3mm wide SEPALS are light green (143B) with reflexed tips
Proportionately medium 18mm (3/4) long TUBE is light olive green (147C)
STAMENS extend 3mm below corolla with plum (187B) filaments and yellow green (152D) anthers
PISTIL extends 5mm below corolla with pale green (145C) style and stigma
FOLIAGE is midgreen (137B) on the upper surface, olive green (146B) on the lower surface with 50mm (2) long x 28mm (1 1 /8) wide ovate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and bases
Stems and branches are green with no veins on leaf
PARENTAGE: F. colensoi x F. splendens
Prefers full sun with best bloom color in bright light
Tested 3 years in s-Heer, Arendskerke, Zeeland, The Netherlands
Distinguished by: bloom color
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