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Baby Brooke
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Swaby, Alan, (UK)
Year Introduced: 2011
Height 55cm
Spread 52cm


An elegant and sophisticated flower, gives a lovely display. Hardy to 0°C. Recommended.

Tube: White with hint of rose.

Sepals: White with hint of rose blending through white to green tips, a little over 1/2 up and recurved.

Corolla: Opens violet and matures paler, with a hint of pale purple, little or no flare.

Parentage: Anna Louise x Natasha Lynn.

AFS 8006, BFS 226

Photo courtesy of the late Alan Swaby.

Baby Brooke – No 8006 (Swaby 2012)

Single. Upright

COROLLA: unflared, smooth petal margins, cylindrical shape; opens violet (85B); matures violet (75A); 19mm (3/4") long x 9mm (3/8") wide

SEPALS are fully up, tips recurved; rose (61D) suffusing to white, tipped green upper surface; rose (61D) tipped green lower surface; 22mm (7/8") long x 6mm (1/4") wide

TUBE is white (155B); short, medium thickness; 6mm (1/4") long x 5mm (3/16") wide

STAMENS extend 13mm (1/2") beyond the corolla; dark rose (58C) filaments; pale yellow (5D) anthers

PISTIL extends 31mm (1 1/4") beyond the corolla; pale pink (62D) style; pale pink (36D) stigma

BUD is ovate, pointed

FOLIAGE is dark green (139A) upper surface; medium green (138B) lower surface

Leaves are 50mm (2") long x 31mm (1 1/4") wide, ovate shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, rounded bases

Veins are medium green, stems are light olive green, branches are brown

PARENTAGE: Anna Louise x Natasha Lynn

Small upright

Makes good upright, standard or decorative

Prefers overhead filtered light, cool climate

Cold weather hardy to 0°C (32°F)

Best bloom color in filtered light

Tested 4 years in Leeds, England

Distinguished by sepal & corolla color combination.

BFS Reg No: 226

Release year: 2012

Reg date: 06/10/2011

Growth: lax upright / stiff trailer

Height: 30 to 60 cm (1 to 2 feet)

Flower type: single

Flower size: medium

Tube colour: Sepal colour: rose suffusing to white, tipped green on the upper and lower surfaces

Sepal shape: fully up recurved

Corolla colour: violet, matures to a pale purple shade of violet

Corolla shape: Non Flared

Free flowering: no

Foliage size: medium

Foliage colour: dark green on the upper surface, medium green on the lower surface

Hardy: no

Hybridiser: Alan Swaby

Country: UK

Seed Parent: Anna Louise

Pollen_Parent: Natasha Lynn

Years Tested: 4

Tested Where: Leeds UK.

Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C) #