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Hybridiser: de Cooker, Mario, (NL)
Year Introduced: 1994

Pale, pearlescent colours that are hard to describe adequately. Another wonderful cultivar from a great hybridiser.

Tube: White 155A.

Sepals: White 155D, light greenish yellow 151C recurved tip, very long, 1/2 down.

Corolla: White, matures palest purple 76D, long, unflared.

Parentage: ((Elsie Mitchell x F. magellanica var. Alba) x F. procumbens) x ((Elsie Mitchell x F. magellanica var. Alba) x F. procumbens).

AFS 7642, NKvF 3168

‘Delicate White’ – No 7642 (de Cooker 2011)



COROLLA: unflared, close shape, smooth petal margins; opens white; matures pale purple (76C); 24mm (15/16") long x 17mm (5/8") wide

SEPALS: half down, tips recurved; white (155D) tipped light greenish yellow (151C) upper surface; white (155D) lower surface; 37mm (1 7/16") long x 5mm (3/16") wide

TUBE: white (155A); medium length & thickness; 9mm (5/16") long x 5mm (3/16") wide

STAMENS extend 10mm (3/8") beyond the corolla; pale pink (62D) filaments; pale yellow (8D) anthers

PISTIL extends 38mm (1 1/2”) beyond the corolla; pale pink (62D) style; white stigma

BUD: Long

FOLIAGE: dark green (147A) upper surface; medium green (147B) lower surface

Leaves are 45mm (1 3/4") long x 26mm (1”) wide, pubescent, ovate shaped, serrate edges, acute tips, rounded bases

Veins, stems & branches are light green

PARENTAGE: [(‘Elsie Mitchell’ x F. magellanica var. alba) x F. procumbens] x [(‘Elsie Mitchell’ x F. magellanica var. alba) x F. procumbens]

Medium upright

Self branching

Makes good upright or standard

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 & flowering in racemes.

Delicate White

Hybridoser: M. de Cooker 1994 NL

Seed parent: (Elsie Mitchell x F.magellanica var. Alba) x F.procumbens

Pollen parent: (Elsie Mitchell x F.magellanica var. Alba) x F.procumbens

NKvF number: 3168

AFS number: 7642

Flower: single, hanging on a loose neutral stem, white / L.lilawit, 35mm.

Flower Tube: urn, diameter round, white 155A, 9x5mm.

Sepals: stand half down, four-sided symmetry, top up, cross-sectional plane, boss dimensions small and pale 151c, color outside and white inside 155D, 37x5mm.

Petals: closed top, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are spade-shaped with a smooth edge, color completely white, lilac tinge, 24x17mm.

Filament: white, four long and four short stamens, 45-42mm.

Anther: cream.

Pollen: white.

Style: white, 62mm.

Stigma: white, club-shaped.

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 striker foot rounded edge strongly serrated, looks dull, rough and flat, deepens veins, medium green color top, bottom, midrib, veins and light green petiole.

Growth habit: upright.

Growing Method: shrub or stem to filtered light, best color in filtered light.

Details: Self-branching plant with porcelain-like flowers with calyx leaves ½ cm from the base fused with each other. Approved by the VKC on 23-7-1994.

Other Awards VKC AM, 1994
Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H5 (Min -15°C to -10°C) #