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£2.25
Delivery from August
Hybridiser: de Groot, Johan, (NL)
Year Introduced: 1972
Height 90cm
Spread 120cm

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A lovely hardy with open growth and plentiful flowers in dark purple red and dark pink violet. These are very nicely displayed on 3.5cm (1½") pedicels, not hidden amongst the glossy, metallic green foliage that inspired its name.

Tube: Medium thickness, dark pink red 53C.

Sepals: Dark pink red 53C above, slightly paler 58B below. Quite thick, 1cm wide, horizontal, slightly recurved tips.

Corolla: About 2cm long, dark pink violet, start pleated then open to a slight smooth bell shape, 1/2 flared.

Parentage: F. regia var. Typica x Beacon.

NKvF 1623

Awards
RHS AGM RHS AGM
Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Habit
Bush #
Hardiness
H4 (Min -10°C to -5°C) #