Year Introduced: 2006
Neat and numerous single flowers. The rich, smoky flowers look lovely against the dark foliage and give a good display. An unusual hardy, not what you would expect at all for a plant that can cope with temperatures down to -14.4°C.
Tube: Deep rose red
Sepals: Rose red, slightly darker underside
Corolla: Opens reddish purple & matures magenta
Foliage: Unusually dark green leaves with slightly lighter undersides<./p>
Parentage: Hinnerike x (F.vulcanica x F. magellanica)
AFS 5986, NKvF 4400
Beninkust - No. 5986 (de Boer 2006)
COROLLA is quarter flared, bell shaped, with turned under petal margins; opens reddish purple (61B); matures magenta (58B); 7mm (1/4") long x 4mm (3/16") wide
SEPALS are half down, tips reflexed; rose (51B) upper surface; rose (52B) lower surface; 15mm (9/16") long x 3mm (1/8") wide
TUBE is dark rose (51A); medium length & thin; 10mm (3/8") long x 2mm (1/16") wide
STAMENS extend 1mm (1/16") beyond the corolla; rose (51B) filaments; pale yellow (158B) anthers
PISTIL extends 16mm (5/8") below the corolla; rose (51B) style; pale tan (159A) stigma
BUD is longish
FOLIAGE: dark green (147A) upper surface; grayish green (191A) lower surface
Leaves are 50mm (2") long x 40mm (1 9/16") wide, ovate shaped, serrated edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins & stems are light green; branches are brown
PARENTAGE: Hinnerike x (F. vulcanica x F. magellanica)
Gets new shoots from the roots
Makes good border plant
Cold weather hardy to –14.4°C (6°F) Prefers full sun
Best bloom & foliage color in bright light
Tested eight years in Blesdijke, The Netherlands
Distinguished by shape & color.
Hybridiser: J. de Boer 2006 EN
Seed parent: Henrike
Pollen parent: F. vulcanica x F. magllanica
NKvF number: 4400
AFS number: 5986
Flower: single, standing off to a solid winding handle, rose red / burgundy, 18m.
Flower Tube: tube, diameter round, rosy red 45C, blush red, 9x3mm.
Sepals: horizontal position, four-sided symmetry, top variable diameter flat, exterior color and red pink top 45C, 45D inside pink red, 29x5mm.
Petals: closed top, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are usually formed with a smooth edge, color-based light red purple N57B, inside and outskirts red purple N57A, 9x8mm.
Filament: red, variable length, 11x8mm.
Style: pink, 35mm.
Stigma: cream, lobed.
Flowering time: usual.
Bud: oblong, tip sideways, angular diameter, axillary one button per leaf axils, normally open top.
Berry: No data.
Leaf: egg shape, top striker foot rounded edge slightly serrated, matt appearance, smooth and bumpy, veins deepens, color middengoen top, bottom, light green midrib and veins, petiole reddish.
Growth habit: upright.
Growing Method: bush without preference for the place, best color in partial shade.
Special features: This cultivar is named after the ms. Benin coast, a ship of the United Dutch Shipping Company.
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|H5 (Min -15°C to -10°C)||#|