Year Introduced: 2008
A vigorous, self branching, bushy plant from a great hybridiser, producing perfectly shaped flowers, lovely. Hardy to 0°C.
Tube: Reddish purple, slightly wider at ovary end.
Sepals: Reddish purple on both surfaces, held horizontally and recurved.
Corolla: Purple-violet, maturing to magenta, 1/4 flared.
Parentage: (Baby Bright x Zulu King) x Shirley.
AFS 7118, BFS 92
Doffie – No 7118 (Swaby, 2009)
COROLLA: quarter flared, smooth petal margins; opens dark purple (79B) suffusing to purple (77A) at base; matures magenta (71C); 19mm (3/4") long x 19mm (3/4") wide
SEPALS: half up, tips recurved up; reddish purple (61B) upper surface; dark reddish purple (67A) lower surface; 19mm (3/4") long x 9mm (5/16") wide
TUBE: reddish purple (61B); medium length & thickness; 13mm (1/2") long x 6mm (1/4") wide
STAMENS extend 19mm (3/4") beyond the corolla; magenta (61C) filaments; dark reddish purple (61A) anthers
PISTIL extends 28mm (1 1/8") beyond the corolla; dark reddish purple (60C) style; rose (64D) stigma
BUD: ovate, pointed
FOLIAGE: medium green (137C) maturing to dark green (137A) upper surface; medium green (138B) lower surface
Leaves are 50mm (2") long x 25mm (1") wide; cordate shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, rounded bases
Veins, stems & branches are light olive green
PARENTAGE: (Baby Bright x Zulu King) x Shirley
Makes good upright or standard
Prefers overhead filtered light
Cold weather hardy to 0°C (32°F)
Best bloom color in filtered light
Tested 3 years in Leeds & Manchester, England
Distinguished by display of various shades of bloom color, maturing from dark purple to magenta.
BFS Reg No: 92
Release year: 2009
Reg date: 16/09/2008
Height: 60-90cm (2-3ft)
Flower type: single
Flower size: medium
Tube colour: reddish purple
Sepal colour: reddish purple on the upper and lower surfaces
Sepal shape: half up recurved
Corolla colour: dark purple suffusing to purple at base, matures lighter to magenta
Corolla shape: Quarter Flared
Free flowering: no
Foliage size: medium
Foliage colour: is medium green matures to dark green on the upper surface, medium green on the lower surface
Hybridiser: Alan Swaby
Seed Parent: seedling of ('Baby Bright' x 'Zulu King)
Years Tested: 3
Tested Where: Leeds & Manchester.
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C)||#|