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Pink Sprite
£2.25
Delivery from August
Hybridiser: Swaby, Alan, (UK)
Year Introduced: 2011
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm

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Elegant and unusual flower shape and clean colours, makes a nice shapely bush fuchsia (with suitable pinching) or lax growth would work well in containers.

Tube: White.

Sepals: White with green tips, held fully up and recurved at the tips, twisty.

Corolla: Magenta with white streaks, or white petal tips, 1/2 flared. Petals are smooth and quite long.

Parentage: London 2000 x ((Baby Bright x Zulu King) x Carla Johnston).

AFS 8008, BFS 228

Pink Sprite – No 8008 (Swaby 2012)

Single. Upright

COROLLA: half flared, toothed petal margins, flared shape; opens & matures magenta (71C), tipped or streaked white; 22mm (7/8) long x 16mm (5/8) wide

SEPALS are fully up, tips recurved, tips twisted sideways; white (155C) tipped green upper & lower surfaces; 25mm (1) long x 8mm (5/16) wide

TUBE is pale pink (56C); medium length & thickness; 11mm (7/16) long x 6mm (1/4) wide

STAMENS extend 13mm (1/2) beyond the corolla; magenta (71C) filaments; light rose (35D) anthers

PISTIL extends 25mm (1) beyond the corolla; white (155C) style; light yellow (3D) stigma

BUD is ovate, pointed, twisted at point

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

Leaves are 44mm (1 3/4) long x 31mm (1 1/4) wide, ovate shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, rounded bases

Veins are medium green, stems are pale reddish green, branches are light brown

PARENTAGE: London 2000 x seedling from [(Baby Bright x Zulu King) x Carla Johnson]

Small upright

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 6 years in Leeds, England

Distinguished by corolla color pattern at base & edges.

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