Year Introduced: 2003
Delicious unfading pale pink blooms. Compact, neat and densely bushy habit, with upright growth that is naturally short jointed and self branching.
Small, quite dark leaves provide a perfect foil to the pale flowers, which tend to face outwards, enhancing the display. Although small, they have substance.
It's a pity this isn't on the BFS Hardy List for showbench purposes, as it has many of the qualities sought by exhibitors.
Tube: Waxy pale pink 62D, short and slender.
Sepals: Pale pink 62D held horizontally, with green, recurved tips.
Corolla: Opens and matures pale pink 62D, unflared.
Parentage: (Gooseberry Hill x Whiteknights Pearl) x Margaret Brown.
Jim Watts - No. 5080 (Hutchins, 2003)
Single. Upright. COROLLA: unflared, bell shaped, smooth petal margins; opens and matures pale pink (62D); 15mm (9/16") long x 12mm (1/2") wide
SEPALS: horizontal; tips recurved; pale pink (62D) upper and lower surfaces; 25mm (1") long x 7mm (1/4") wide
TUBE: pale pink (62D), short and thin; 14mm (9/16") long x 5mm (3/16") wide
STAMENS: extend 15mm (9/16") below the corolla; pale pink (62D) filaments, white (155C) anthers
PISTIL extends 22mm (7/8") below the corolla; pale pink (62D) style, white (155C) stigma
FOLIAGE: medium green (137D) upper surface, medium green (138B) lower surface
Leaves are 55mm (2 3/16") long x 30mm (1 3/16") wide, ovate shaped, serrulated edges, acute tips and rounded bases. Veins and stems are light green (138C), branches are medium green (138B)
PARENTAGE: (Gooseberry Hill x Whiteknights Pearl) x Margaret brown
Makes good upright or pillar
Prefers overhead filtered light
Cold weather hardy to 27? F
Best bloom and foliage color in filtered light
Tested 4 years Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Distinguished by color and shape.
|Small (1.5 - 3cm)||#|
|H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C)||#|