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Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Welch, Charles, (UK)
Year Introduced: 2003
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm


Incredibly beautiful, free flowering, self branching, naturally bushy. Prefers full sun, makes good basket or standard. Tube and sepals almost white in shade.

Tube: Pale lavender pink 69C, faint stripes.

Sepals: Pale lavender 69B, 1/2 up, darker tips recurved.

Corolla: Reddish purple 64B, matures dark rose 64C, smooth, overlapping petals.

Parentage: Atlantic Crossing x Bill Welch.

AFS 5156

Ffion- No. 5156 (Welch, 2003)

Single. Trailer

COROLLA: quarter flared; opens reddish purple (64B); matures dark rose (64C); 25mm (1") long x 20mm (13/16") wide

SEPALS: half up; tips recurved up; pale lavender (69B) upper & lower surfaces; 43mm(1 11/16") long x 12mm (1/2") wide

TUBE: pale lavender (69C); medium length & thickness; 20mm (13/16") long x 8mm (5/16") wide

STAMENS: extend 15mm (9/16") below corolla; rose (63C) filaments, pale lavender (69C) anthers

PISTIL: extends 28mm (1 1/8") below the corolla, rose (63C) style; orangish white (159C) stigma

BUD: pointed

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

Leaves are 50mm (2") long x 30mm (1 1/16") wide, ovate shaped, serrulated edges, rounded tips and rounded bases

Veins & stems are dark reddish purple (64A); branches are light grayish red (182C)

PARENTAGE: Atlantic Crossing x Bill Welch

Natural trailer

Makes good basket or standard

Prefers full sun

Cold weather hardy to 34°F

Best bloom color in bright light

Tested 3 years in Walthamstow, Carbrooke, Norfolk, England

Distinguished by bloom shape and color.

Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Semi Trailing #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #