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Horsforth in Bloom
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Swaby, Alan, (UK)
Year Introduced: 2011
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm


Wonderful in containers or bedding, fairly compact semi trailer. Recommended.

Tube: Dark rose, (52B) slender.

Sepals: Dark rose (58C), held fully up and recurved when mature.

Corolla: Opens dark purple (86A) , matures reddish purple (72B), pale base, 1/4 flared.

Parentage: Anna Louise x Maxima.

AFS 8007, BFS 227

Horsforth in Bloom – No 8007 (Swaby 2012)

Single. Upright/Trailer

COROLLA: quarter flared, smooth petal margins, flared shape; opens dark purple (86A), white with red veining at base; matures reddish purple (72B), white with red veining at base; 16mm (5/8) long x 13mm (1/2) wide

SEPALS are fully up, tips recurved; dark rose (58C) upper & lower surfaces; 19mm (3/4) long x 6mm (1/4) wide

TUBE is rose (52B); medium length, thin; 13mm (1/2) long x 5mm (3/16) wide

STAMENS extend 13mm (1/2) beyond the corolla; red (53C) filaments; dark reddish purple (59A) anthers

PISTIL extends 25mm (1) beyond the corolla; red (53C) style & stigma

BUD is ovate, pointed

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

Leaves are 56mm (2 1/4) long x 31mm (1 1/4) wide, ovate shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, rounded bases

Veins are light olive green, stems are green tinged reddish brown, branches are brown

PARENTAGE: Anna Louise x Maxima

Lax upright or stiff trailer

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 sepal & corolla color combination.

BFS Reg No: 227

Release year: 2012

Reg date: 06/10/2011

Growth: lax upright / stiff trailer

Height: 1-2ft

Flower type: single

Flower size: medium

Tube colour: dark rose

Sepal colour: dark rose

Sepal shape: fully up recurved

Corolla colour: opens dark purple, white with red veining at base, matures to reddish purple, white with red veining at base

Corolla shape: Quarter Flared

Free flowering: no

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

Hardy: no

Hybridiser: Alan Swaby

Country: UK

Seed Parent: Anna Louise

Pollen_Parent: Maxima

Years Tested: 4

Tested Where: vicinity of Leeds UK.

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