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Delivery from August
Hybridiser: de Boer, Jan, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2006
Height 45cm
Spread 45cm


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)

Single. Upright

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)

Small upright

Self branching

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.

Anther: cream.

Pollen: missing.

Style: pink, 35mm.

Stigma: cream, lobed.

Flowering: normal.

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.

Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H5 (Min -15°C to -10°C) #
Tubular Flower #