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Delivery from August
Hybridiser: Hutchins, Howard, (UK)
Year Introduced: 2003
Height 60cm
Spread 50cm


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.

AFS 5080

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

BUD: angular

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

Small upright

Self branching

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.

Flower Size
Small (1.5 - 3cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Compact Bush #
H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C) #