Year Introduced: 1997
Temporary photo, this one of an untypical flower doesn't do it justice. Free flowering, lovely colours and upswept, twisted sepals.
Tube: Pink, medium length and thickness.
Sepals: Pink, long, held fully up and twisted.
Corolla: Rich purple maturing to a more reddish shade, 1/4 flared, wavy edges to petals.
Foliage: Dark green.
Parentage: Raspberry Punch x Moonglow.
RASPBERRY TWIST - No. 3968 (O.Pearson, 1997)
Quarter flared tight 32mm (1 1/4") long x 38mm (1 1/2") wide COROLLA opens dark purple (78A) maturing to red purple (71B) with wavy petal edges
Fully up twisted 83mm (3 1/4") long x 22mm (7/8") wide SEPALS are pink (62A) on the upper surface, rose (61D) on the lower surface with recurved tips
Proportionately medium thickness 32mm (1 1/4") long x 8mm (1/4") wide pink (62C) TUBE is proportionately long
STAMENS extend 32mm beyond corolla with magenta (63B) filaments and red purple (67A) anthers
PISTIL extends 38mm beyond corolla with pink (62A) style and white (155C) stigma
Long thin BUD
FOLIAGE is dark green (137A) on the upper surface, medium green (139C) tinged red at tip on the lower surface with 89mm (3 1/2") long x 44mm (1 3/4") wide elliptic shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases. Veins and stems are red with brown branches
PARENTAGE: Raspberry Punch x Moonglow
Prefers overhead filtered light with best bloom color in filtered light and is heat tolerant if shaded
Tested 3 years in Kent, Washington USA
Distinguished by: bloom size and color, sepal twist.
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