Year Introduced: 1994
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
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)
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.
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.
Style: eggplant, 90mm.
Stigma: cream, lobed.
Flowering time: usual.
Bud: oblong, tip sideways, round diameter, axillary one button per leaf axils, normally open top.
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|
|Large (4.5 - 6cm)||#|
|H4 (Min -10°C to -5°C)||#|