Year Introduced: 2014
An unusual and lovely species hybrid with clusters of long, tubular flowers in shades of red and orange. Resents full sun.
Tube: Red 53C, long.
Sepals: Red 53C above, slightly paler 53D below, broad and short, fully down.
Corolla: Opens and matures light orange 41C, unflared, smooth petal edges.
Foliage: Big, dark, rough textured leaves.
Parentage: Strike The Viol x (tetraploid) F. splendens.
AFS 8382, NKvF 6047
‘Wake The Harp’ – No 8382 (De Cooker 2014)
COROLLA: unflared, smooth petal margins, bell shape; opens & matures light orange (41C); 12mm (7/16") long x 9mm (5/16") wide.
SEPALS are full down, tips recurved; red (53C) upper surface; red (53D) lower surface; 30mm (1 3/16") long x 15mm (9/16") wide.
TUBE is red (53C); long, medium thickness; 30mm (1 3/16”) long x 15mm (9/16") wide.
STAMENS extend 1mm (1/16”) beyond the corolla; pale pink (36D) filaments; pale yellow (158B) anthers.
PISTIL extends 2mm (1/16”) beyond the corolla; pale pink (36B) style; pale yellow (158B) stigma.
BUD is long.
FOLIAGE is dark green (147A) upper surface; medium green (147B) lower surface.
Leaves are 110mm (4 3/8”) long x 55mm (2 3/16”) wide, pubescent, elliptic shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, acute bases. Veins, stems & branches are red.
PARENTAGE: ‘Strike The Viol’ x (tetraploid) F. splendens.
Makes good upright or standard.
Prefers overhead filtered light.
Best bloom & foliage color in filtered light.
Tested 6 years in Ohé en Laak, The Netherlands.
Distinguished by bright colored flowers & dark leaves.
Wake the Harp
Author: M. de Cooker 2013 NL
Seed Parent: Strike The Viol
Pollen Parent: tetraploid F. splendens
NKvF number: 6047
AFS number: 8382
Flower: single, hanging from a solid neutral stem, red / orange, 37mm.
Flower Tube: curved tube, diameter around 53C red, light red stripes, 30x15mm.
Sepals: stand down completely symmetrical four-sided, flat top, diameter sphere, exterior color and red top 53C, 53D inside light red, 12x9mm.
Petals: bell-shaped crown, bottom view square, quarter outstanding, the petals are diamond shaped with a smooth edge, orange color whole 41C, 7x7mm.
Filament: cream, four long and four short stamens, 12-7mm.
Style: cream, 32mm.
Stigma: cream, lobed.
Flowering: rich bunch.
Flowering time: usual.
Bud: oblong, circular cross section, normally open top.
Berry: elongated, 17x10mm.
Leaf: elliptical shape, head and foot pointed, serrated edge, looks dull, rough and flat, veins deepens, color dark green top, bottom middle green, midrib, veins and petiole red.
Growth habit: upright.
Growing Method: shrub or stem for filtered light and a place in the shade, color best in filtered light.
Special features: The plant is a hybrid triphylla and it can get a little difficult with a combination of higher temperatures and bright sun.
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