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Delivery from August
Hybridiser: Pearson, Ove, (US)
Year Introduced: 1997
Height 55cm
Spread 75cm


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.

AFS 3968

RASPBERRY TWIST - No. 3968 (O.Pearson, 1997)

Semi-double. Trailer

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

Natural trailer

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.

Flower Size
Giant (6cm +) #
Flower Type
Semi Double #
Trailing #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #