Year Introduced: 2011
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)
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
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
Hybridiser: Alan Swaby
Seed Parent: Anna Louise
Pollen_Parent: Natasha Lynn
Years Tested: 4
Tested Where: Leeds UK.
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C)||#|