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Hybridiser: Swaby, Alan, (UK)
Year Introduced: 2011
Height 90cm
Spread 90cm


Flowers bountifully, a really beautiful exhibition quality small to medium sized double from two superb parents. Lax growth makes a good basket. Hardy to 0°C. Gorgeous.

Tube: Pale pink 56D, medium length and thickness.

Sepals: White N155B above, rose 55B below, 1/2 up, reflexed, with pale green, slightly recurved tips.

Corolla: Purple 83B, with large and distinct streaks and splashes of rose 61D, matures to reddish purple 72B streaked and splashed with light rose 72B, 3/4 flared.

Parentage: Lillian Annetts x Alison Patricia.

AFS 7694, BFS 176

Remember Carole Anne – No 7694 (Swaby 2011)

Double. Upright/Trailer

COROLLA: three quarter flared, smooth petal margins; opens purple (83B) heavily streaked rose (61D); matures reddish purple (72B) heavily streaked light rose (73B); 19mm (3/4") long x 38mm (1 1/2") wide

PETALOIDS: Same color as corolla; 16mm (5/8”) long x 6mm (1/4") wide

SEPALS: half up, tips reflexed up; white (N155B) tipped light green (142B) upper surface; rose (55B) tipped light green (142B) lower surface; 25mm (1") long x 11mm (7/16") wide

TUBE: pale pink (56D); medium length and thickness; 13mm (1/2") long x 6mm (1/4") wide

STAMENS extend 19mm (3/4") beyond the corolla; rose (61D) filaments; reddish purple (61A) anthers

PISTIL extends 38mm (1 1/2") beyond the corolla; white (N155B) style; pale yellow (2D) stigma

BUD: Pointed, ovate

FOLIAGE: dark green (137A) upper surface; medium green (138B) lower surface

Leaves are 75mm (3") long x 31mm (1 1/4") wide, cordate shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, obtuse bases. Veins are medium green, stems are dark red, branches are light green and brown

PARENTAGE: Lillian Annetts x Alison Patricia

Lax upright or stiff trailer

Makes good basket

Prefers overhead filtered light and cool climate

Cold weather hardy to 0° C (32° F)

Best bloom color in filtered light

Tested 3 years in Leeds, Manchester and North Wales, Great Britain

Distinguished by sepal and corolla colors

BFS Reg No: 176

Release year: 2011

Reg date: 24/09/2010

Growth: lax

Height: 60-90cm (2-3ft)

Flower type: double

Flower size: medium

Tube colour: white

Sepal colour: are white, tipped light green on the upper and lower surfaces

Sepal shape: half up reflexed

Corolla colour: is purple heavily streaked rose, matures to reddish purple, heavily streaked light rose

Corolla shape: Three Quarter Flared

Free flowering: yes

Foliage size: medium

Foliage colour: is dark green on the upper surface, medium green on the lower surface

Hardy: no

Hybridiser: Alan Swaby

Country: UK: Seed Parent: Lillian Annetts

Pollen_Parent: Alison Patricia

Years Tested: 3

Tested Where: Leeds, Manchester and North Wales

Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Double #
Semi Trailing #
H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C) #