Year Introduced: 2011
Generously produces small, outward facing, asymmetric flowers on a short jointed plant suitable for exhibition and smaller standards. A pretty and rewarding fuchsia, hardy to 0°C.
Tube: Rose 52B, short.
Sepals: Rose 52B blending through white above, rose below, green tips, fully up and recurved.
Corolla: Violet blue 91A, matures violet 85A, 1/4 flared.
Parentage: Anna Louise x Natasha Lynn.
AFS 8010, BFS 230
Sophie Grace – No 8010 (Swaby 2012)
COROLLA: quarter flared, smooth petal margins, flared shape; opens violet blue (91A; matures violet (85A); 22mm (7/8") long x 19mm (3/4") wide
SEPALS are fully up, tips recurved; rose (52B) suffusing to white, tipped green upper surface; rose (52B) tipped green lower surface; 31mm (1 1/4") long x 9mm (3/8") wide
TUBE is rose (52B); short, medium thickness; 8mm (5/16") long x 5mm (3/16") wide
STAMENS extend 13mm (1/2") beyond the corolla; dark rose (58C) filaments; reddish purple (58A) anthers
PISTIL extends 25mm (1") beyond the corolla; rose (58C) style; cream (11D) stigma
BUD is ovate, pointed
FOLIAGE is dark green (137A) upper surface; medium green (137C) lower surface
Leaves are 63mm (2 1/2") long x 25mm (1") wide, ovate shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, rounded bases. Veins are medium green, stems are reddish purple, branches are light brown
PARENTAGE: Anna Louise x Natasha Lynn
Makes good upright, standard or decorative
Prefers overhead filtered light, cool climate
Cold weather hardy to 0° C (32° F)
Best bloom color in filtered light
Tested 4 years in Leeds, England
Distinguished by erect blooms, sepal/corolla color combination
|Small (1.5 - 3cm)||#|
|H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C)||#|