Year Introduced: 1993
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)
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
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.
|RHS AGM||RHS AGM|
|Large (4.5 - 6cm)||#|
|H5 (Min -15°C to -10°C)||#|