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Hybridiser: de Cooker, Mario, (NL)
Year Introduced: 1994
Height 60cm
Spread 50cm


A hardy garden cultivar, that will also make a good basket. However you grow it, those big flowers are gorgeous.

Tube: Magenta 63B, quite long,thin.

Sepals: Pale lavender 69C above, light purple red 78D below. Horizontal but well recurved.

Corolla: Purple 83B, base red purple 71C, unflared, long, smooth petals, unflared.

Parentage: (Zulu Queen x (Elsie Mitchell x F. magellanica var. Alba)) x (Checkerboard x Machu Picchu).

AFS 7640, NKvF 3167

‘Delicate Blue’ – No 7640 (de Cooker 2011)



COROLLA: unflared, smooth petal margins; opens purple (83B); matures reddish purple (74A); 28mm (1 1/8") long x 19mm (3/4") wide

SEPALS: horizontal, tips recurved; pale lavender (69C) upper surface; light purple (78D) lower surface; 42mm (1 3/8") long x 6mm (1/4") wide

TUBE: magenta (63B); long, thin; 19mm (3/4") long x 4mm (1/8") wide

STAMENS extend 15mm (9/16”) beyond the corolla; reddish purple (67A) filaments; reddish purple (58A) anthers

PISTIL extends 34mm (1 3/8”) beyond the corolla; reddish purple (67A) style; yellow (13C) stigma

BUD: Long

FOLIAGE: dark green (137A) upper surface; medium green (137C) lower surface

Leaves are 32mm (1 3/8") long x 16mm (3/8”) wide, ovate shaped, smooth edges, acute tips, rounded bases

Veins, branches & stems are light green

PARENTAGE: [‘Zulu Queen’ x (‘Elsie Mitchell’ x F. magellanica var alba)] x (‘Checkerboard’ x ‘Machu Picchu)

Medium upright

Self branching

Makes good basket or upright

Prefers overhead filtered light

Best bloom & foliage color in filtered light

Tested 3 years in Ohé en Laak, The Netherlands

V.K.C. Aalsmeer 1994

Distinguished by flower color combination.

Delicate Blue

Hybridiser: M. de Cooker 1994 NL

Seed Parent: Zulu Queen x (x F.magellanica Elsie Mitchell)

Pollen Parent: Checkerboard x Machu Picchu

NKvF number: 3167

AFS number: 7640

Flower: single, hanging on a loose neutral stem, white / blue purple, 40mm.

Flower Tube: tube, diameter round, red 63B, 19x4mm.

Sepals: state variable, four-sided symmetry, top up, cross-sectional plane, boss dimensions 145C very pale, very pale lilac color exterior 69B, 78D inside light purple-red, 42x7mm.

Petals: normally shaped crown, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are spade-shaped with a smooth edge, base color, red purple 71C, middle and outskirts purple 83B, veins red purple, 28x19mm.

Filament: eggplant, variable length, 38-28mm.

Anther: eggplant.

Pollen: missing.

Style: eggplant, 90mm.

Stigma: cream, lobed.

Flowering: normal.

Flowering time: usual.

Bud: oblong, tip sideways, round diameter, axillary one button per leaf axils, normally open top.

Berry: elongated.

Leaf: egg shape, top peak foot rounded edge very slightly serrated, matt appearance, smooth and flat, similar veins, color top and bottom means green, midrib, veins and light green petiole.

Growth habit: upright.

Growing Method: bush for filtered light, best color in filtered light.

Special features: self-branching plant with well-shaped flowers.

Other Awards VKC AM, 1994
Flower Size
Large (4.5 - 6cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H4 (Min -10°C to -5°C) #