Year Introduced: 1976
Rain is the operative word, this wonderful cultivar literally showers itself with pretty single blooms. Trails slightly stiffly, giving a wide display of abundant blossom. Very suited to training into shapes and superbly suited for bonsai work.
Tube: Pale pink with lilac overtone, slim, proportionately long and straight.
Sepals: Pale pink with lilac overtones fading through white with pink candy stripes to apple green tips.
Corolla: Light mallow purple with rose pink veins and rounded petals.1/4 flared.
Foliage: Dark green.
Parentage: (F. lycioides x F. magellanica) x (Dorothea Flower x Golden Glow).
PINK RAIN - No. 2055 (de Graaff, 1987)
Quarter flared 12mm (1/2") long x 8mm (1/4") wide COROLLA is mallow purple (72C) with a lighter base and smooth petal edges
Horizontally held 18mm (3/4") long x 5mm (1/8") wide SEPALS are neyron rose (55C) on the upper surface, slightly darker (55B) on the lower surface
Proportionately long thin 12mm long x 4mm (1/8") wide TUBE is venetian pink (49C)
STAMENS extend 6mm (1/4") below corolla with neyron rose (55C) filaments and cream (158B) anthers
PISTIL extends 30mm (1 1/8") below corolla with light pink (49D) style and pale yellow (154D) stigma
FOLIAGE is dark green (147A) on the upper surface, lighter (147B) on the lower surface with 64mm (2 1/2") long x 30mm (1 1/8") wide ovate shaped leaves, serrulate edges, acute tips and rounded bases. Veins and stems are light green with light green flushed red branches
PARENTAGE: (F. lycioides x F. magellanica) x ('Dorothea Flower' x 'Golden Glow')
Self branching natural trailer
Will make a good basket or pillar
Prefers overhead filtered light in a cool climate and is heat tolerant if shaded
Best bloom color in filtered light
Easy to grow
Award of Merit, VKC Holland 1985
Tested 3 years in Lisse, The Netherlands and introduced in 1985
Distinguishing features: smallish blooms on natural trailer
Hybridiser: H. J. de Graaff 1985 NL
Seed parent: F. lycioides x F. magellanica
Pollen parent: Dorothea Flower x Golden Glow
NKvF number: 2786
AFS number: 2055
Flower: single, hanging on a loose stem, pink / purple-pink, 25mm.
Flower Tube: tube, diameter around 49C pink, dark pink blush, 12x3mm.
Sepals: stand half down, four-sided symmetry, top down, diameter sphere boss dimensions small and yellowish 150B, color outside and inside pink 55B, 14x4mm.
Petals: normally shaped crown, bottom view around, outstanding quarter, the petals are usually formed with a smooth edge, color-based society and 55B, 72C outskirts pair pink, red veins, 14x8mm.
Filament: pink, variable length, 16-10mm.
Style: pink, 41mm.
Stigma: pink, lobed.
Flowering: normal to rich.
Flowering time: usual.
Bud: triphyllavorm point sideways, round diameter, axillary one to two buds per leaf axils, top opens like a lantern.
Berry: No data.
Leaf: egg shape, top striker foot rounded edge slightly serrated, matt appearance, smooth and bumpy, veins deepens, color top and veins medium green, light green bottom and midrib, petiole reddish.
Growth habit: pendant.
Growing Method: hanger for filtered light, best color in filtered light.
Special features: flowering plant with bright colors. Approved by the VKC on 13-7-1985.
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