Year Introduced: 1985
Absolutely gorgeous in hanging basket displays. Not widely available, or easy. Sensitive to overwatering and needs early pinching. A challenge, perhaps best for more experienced growers.
Tube: Neyron rose 55B.
Sepals: Light neyron rose 55D above, carmine rose 52C below, horizontal, recurved.
Corolla: Beetroot 71A, hot pink 38A base, matures ruby red 61B, neyron rose & vermilion 41C, 1/2 flared. (Appears wine red with salmon pink base and deeper wine red edging to the petals.)
Foliage: Mid green.
Parentage: Checkerboard x Papa Bluess.
AFS 1858, NKvF 1385
HENDRIKJE STOFFELS - No. 1858 (Brouwer, 1985)
Bell shaped to half flared 32mm (1 1/4) long x 47mm (1 7/8) wide COROLLA opens beetroot purple (71A) with azalea pink (38A) base; maturing from ruby red (61B) to neyron rose (55B) with vermillion (41C) stains
Half up 48mm (1 7/8) long x 16mm (5/8) wide SEPALS are light ney- ron rose (55D) on the upper surface, carmine rose (52C) on the lower surface; tips are re- curved
Proportionately long neyron rose (55B) TUBE is medium thick
STAMENS extend 16mm (5/8) below corolla with light neyron rose fila- ments and anthers
PISTIL extends 19mm (3/4) below corolla with crimson (52A) style and pale orange (159B) stigma
FOLIAGE is lettuce green (144A) on the upper surface, darker (147D) on the lower surface with 92mm (3 5/8) long x 68mm (2 5/8) wide cordate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins are green, stems and branches red
PARENTAGE: Checkerboard x Papa Bleuss
Will make a good basket
Prefers full sun in a cool climate
Best bloom color in bright light
Certificate of Hon- or, Dutch Committee of Inspection, Aalsmeer, Holland
Early pinching and good propagation needed, not an easy cultivar
Tested 3 years in Arnhem, Holland and introduced in 1983
Dis- tinguished by the combination of dark purple and orange stains in corolla color.
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