Year Introduced: 1990
Large but slender blooms, 6cm long. As they mature, each petal develops a streak of lighter colour, and becomes pleated. Vibrant, profuse and graceful. Hardy to 0°C.
Tube: Light orange 40D, 2.5cm (1") long.
Sepals: Light orange 40D, up to about 4.5cm (1¾”) long x 6mm (¼") wide.
Corolla: Red 45C with a dark orange 41A base, matures red 45C streaked vermilion 41D with smooth petal edges and folded edge.
Foliage: Medium green 138B above, light green 138D below with 1 5/8" (4cm) long x 1" (2.5cm) wide ovate shaped leaves, serrulate edges, acute tips and obtuse bases. Veins are green with purple/green stems and brown branches.
Parentage: Earl of Beaconsfield x Earl of Beaconsfield.
PRESIDENT NORMAN HOBBS - No. 2624 (Bielby-Oxtoby, 1990)
Quarter flared bell shaped 25mm (1") long x 25mm wide COROLLA opens red (45C) with a dark orange (41A) base maturing to red (45C) streaked vermilion (41D) with smooth petal edges and l folded edge
Horizontally held 45mm (1 3/4") long x 8mm (1/4") wide SEPALS are light orange (40D)
25mm long x 6mm (1/4") wide TUBE is light orange (40D)
STAMENS extend 10mm (3/8") beyond corolla with red (43A) filaments and red (53B) anthers
PISTIL extends 35mm (1 3/8") beyond corolla with red (43A) style and white stigma
Long thin BUD
FOLIAGE is medium green (138B) on the upper surface, light green (138D) on the lower surface with 40mm (1 5/8") long x 25mm wide ovate shaped leaves, serrulate edges, acute tips and obtuse bases. Veins are green with purple/green stems and brown branches
PARENTAGE: 'Earl of Beaconsfield' x 'Earl of Beaconsfield'
Medium upright, standard or decorative
Prefers overhead filtered light in a cool climate with best bloom color in filtered light
Cold weather hardy to 32°F
Tested 3 years in East Yorkshire, England UK
Distinguished by: bloom color, continuous bloom.
|Giant (6cm +)||#|
|H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C)||#|