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Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Swaby, Alan, (UK)
Year Introduced: 2008
Height 90cm
Spread 78cm


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)

Single. Upright

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

Small upright

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

Growth: upright

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

Hardy: no

Hybridiser: Alan Swaby

Country: UK

Seed Parent: seedling of ('Baby Bright' x 'Zulu King)

Pollen_Parent: Shirley

Years Tested: 3

Tested Where: Leeds & Manchester.

Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C) #