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Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: de Cooker, Mario, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2004
Height 120cm
Spread 95cm


Another stunning cultivar from Mario, slender, elegant and dramatic. Ideal for containers, makes a good basket, and can also be planted in the garden as a permanent hardy. Numerous flowers in terminal racemes. Superb.

Stamens and pistil extend only about 1cm from the corolla, even when the flower is mature.

Tube: Long, thin and pink.

Sepals: Long, thin, magenta, held fully up, tips recurved.

Corolla: Unflared, opens dark purple, maturing slightly lighter, neat, smooth, overlapping petals.

Parentage: Delicate Blue x Wilson's Pearls.

AFS 7641, NKvF 4876

Delicate Purple – No 7641 (de Cooker 2011)



COROLLA: unflared, close shape, smooth petal margins; opens dark purple (78A); matures purple (71A); 19mm (3/4") long x 13mm (1/2") wide.

SEPALS: fully up, tips recurved; reddish purple (61B) upper surface; magenta (61C) lower surface; 25mm (1") long x 5mm (3/16") wide.

TUBE: light pink (62C); long, thin; 12mm (7/16") long x 1mm (1/16") wide.

STAMENS extend 9mm (5/16”) beyond the corolla; reddish purple (58A) filaments; dark tan (164B) anthers.

PISTIL extends 12mm (7/16”) beyond the corolla; reddish purple (58A) style; white stigma. BUD: Long.

FOLIAGE: dark green (137A) upper surface; medium green (138B) lower surface. Leaves are 66mm (2 5/8") long x 28mm (1 1/8”) wide, lanceolate shaped, serrulate & wavy edges, acute tips, rounded bases. Veins are light green, branches & stems are bronze green.

PARENTAGE: ‘Delicate Blue’ x ‘Wilson’s Pearls’.

Lax upright or stiff trailer. Self branching.

Makes good basket.

Prefers overhead filtered light.

Best bloom & foliage color in filtered light.

Tested 4 years in Ohé en Laak, The Netherlands.

Distinguished by flower color combination & flowering in racemes.

Delicate Purple

Hybridiser: M. de Cooker 2004 NL

Seed Parent: Delicate Blue

Pollen Parent: Wilson's Pearls

NKvF number: 4876

AFS number: 7641

Flower: single hanging on a loose neutral stem red purple / purple, 38mm.

Flower Tube: tube, diameter round, light red purple 62C, 58D purple blush red, 12x10mm.

Sepals: state curled up into a whole, four-sided symmetry, top up, cross-sectional area, exterior and top red purple 61B, 61C inside red purple, 25x5mm.

Petals: closed top, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are normally formed with an edge, fully color purple 78A, 19x13mm.

Filament: purple, 4 long and 4 short stamens, 20-15mm.

Anther: cream.

Pollen: missing.

Style: purple.

Stigma: white, lobed.

Flowering: rich.

Flowering: normal.

Bud oblong, round cross section, two axillary buds per leaf axil, top opens like a lantern.

Berry: No data.

Leaf: lancet shape, top striker foot rounded edge slightly serrated and corrugated appearance mat, flat and smooth, similar veins, medium green color top, bottom, midrib and veins pale green, bronze green petiole.

Growth habit: erect.

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

Special features: no data.

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