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Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Hanson, Geoff, (UK)
Year Introduced: 1993
Height 90cm
Spread 80cm


Naturally grows as an upright spreading bush, easy and vigorous with abundant flowers.

Tube: White with very pale pink stripes.

Sepals: Pale pink blush. Horizontal with full recurve.

Corolla: Purple-pink, fading to white at base, 1/4 flared.

Parentage: Border Queen x Celia Smedley.

AFS 3044, NKvF 3996

WHARFEDALE - No. 3044 (Hanson, 1993)

Single. Upright

Very slightly flared 19mm (3/4) long x 19mm wide COROLLA opens red purple (67A) maturing to magenta (57A) with smooth petal edges

Half up 25mm (1) long x 13mm (1/2) wide SEPALS are light pink (62C) on the upper surface, light pink (62B) on the lower surface with green recurved tips

Proportionately medium 13mm long x 7mm (1/4) wide TUBE is light pink (62C)

STAMENS extend 13mm beyond corolla with dark pink filaments and brownish red anthers

PISTIL extends 38mm (1 1/2) beyond corolla with cream shading to pale pink style and pale yellow stigma

Ovate pointed BUD

FOLIAGE is dark green (137A) on the upper surface, medium green (138A) on the lower surface with 51mm (2) long x 29mm (1 1/8) wide cordate shaped leaves, serrulate edges, acute tips and rounded bases

Veins and branches are light green with light green marked red stems

PARENTAGE: Border Queen x Celia Smedley

Small upright

Prefers a cool climate and is cold weather hardy to -12°C

Tested 4 years in Keighley, UK and introduced by Arcadia Nurseries

Distinguished by: profuse blooms, bloom color, cold weather hardy to -12°C.

Flower Size
Large (4.5 - 6cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Upright Bush #
H5 (Min -15°C to -10°C) #