Year Introduced: 1988
Striking and unusual colour markings, superb in containers. Flower colour barely changes as it matures. Low, spreading growth.
Sepals: White with green tips, held up and recurved, twisted.
Corolla: Purple with white splashes, fully flared.
Foliage: Mid green.
Parentage: ((F.lycioides x F.magellanica ) x F. excorticata ) x Seventh Heaven.
AFS 2519, NKvF 2352
Ratatouille - NO 2519 (de Graaff, 1989)
Three quarter flared 22mm (7/8") long x 19mm (3/4") wide COROLLA opens purple (71A/B) with white stripes maturing to dark reddish purple (70A) with white stripes and smooth petal edges
Fully up 25mm (1") long x 11mm (3/8") wide SEPALS are pale lavender (65D) on the upper surface, pale lavender (65D) with a pale pink base (65B) on the lower surface and recurved tips
Proportionately medium 18mm (3/4") long x 8mm (1/4") wide TUBE is pale lavender (65D)
STAMENS extend 10mm (3/8") below corolla with reddish purple (71B) filaments and dark reddish purple (72A) anthers
PISTIL extends 27mm (1 1/16") below corolla with light purple (65B)/pale pink (65B) style and pale yellow (4D) stigma
FOLIAGE is dark green (137A) on the upper surface, medium green (137C) on the lower surface with 41mm (1 5/8") long x 22mm wide elliptic shaped leaves, serrulate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins, stems and branches are light yellow green
PARENTAGE: [(F. lycioides x F. magellanica ) x F. excorticata ] x 'Seventh Heaven'
Self branching medium upright
Prefers overhead filtered light in a cool climate with best bloom color in filtered light
Award of Merit, VKC The Netherlands 1988
Tested 3 years in Lisse, The Netherlands
Distinguished by: profuse blooms, bloom color, small bloom color change as matures.
Hybridiser: H. J. de Graaff 1988 NL
Seed Parent: (F. lycioides x F. magellanica) x F. excorticata
Pollen Parent: Seventh Heaven
NKvF number: 2352
AFS number: 2519
Flower: double, hanging on a loose neutral stalk, white / red purple, 41mm.
Flower Tube: sleeve, angular diameter, color white, 18x8mm.
Sepals: stand up completely, four-sided symmetry, top up, cross-sectional plane, boss dimensions small and very light 145D, 155B white exterior color, interior white 155D, 35x14mm.
Petals: rosette-shaped top, bottom view around, half outstanding, the four main petals 23x20mm, and about 18 other petals 24x14-16x3mm are normally formed with an edge and partially pleated, color based light purplish pink 75D, midfield red purple 61B , outskirts red purple 61A, spots pale pink 62D.
Filament: eggplant, variable length, 41-34mm.
Style: eggplant, 58mm.
Stigma: cream, lobed.
Bud: peg top point sideways, round cross section, two axillary buds per leaf axil, normally open top.
Berry: No data.
Leaf: egg shape, top striker foot rounded edge slightly toothed, glossy appearance, smooth and flat, veins deepened color top and bottom means green, midrib, veins and light green petiole.
Growth habit: erect.
Cultivation Method: bush for filtered light, best color in filtered light.
Special features: Nice, good color containing plant with beautiful white sepals and a dark crown. Approved by the VKC on 27-8-1988.
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