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Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: van der Post, JW, (NL)
Year Introduced: 1984
Height 45cm
Spread 75cm


Reliable and easy to grow, flowers its socks off all summer and is largely self dead-heading. Gorgeous.

Tube: Pink, darker at stem end, long and slender.

Sepals: Pink with green tips, held 1/2 down.

Corolla: Pink, up to 1/2 flared when mature.

Foliage: On the dark side of mid green.

Parentage: F. speciosa x Rubra Grandiflora.

AFS 7993, NKvF 2948

Vincent van Gogh – No 7993 (van der Post 2012)

Single. Upright/Trailer

COROLLA: quarter flared, wavy petal margins, flared shape; opens light purple (81C) edged light purple (80C), veined light red; matures light purple (78C); 12mm (7/16") long x 13mm (1/2") wide

SEPALS are half down, tips recurved; pale lavender (65D) tipped yellowish green (144B) upper surface; light pink (65C) lower surface; 20mm (3/4") long x 6mm (1/4") wide

TUBE is dark rose (58C); medium length, thin; 22mm (7/8") long x 5mm (3/16") wide

STAMENS extend 4mm (1/8”) beyond the corolla; pale pink (62D) filaments; dark reddish purple (64A) anthers

PISTIL extends 4mm (1/8”) beyond the corolla; magenta (63B) style; greenish yellow (1B) stigma

BUD is longish

FOLIAGE is dark green (139A) upper surface; medium green (139C) lower surface

Leaves are 96mm (3 13/16") long x 67mm (2 5/8") wide, elliptic shaped, serrate edges, acute tips, obtuse bases. Veins, stems and branches are red

PARENTAGE: F. speciosa x F. fulgens var rubra grandiflora

Lax upright or stiff trailer

Self branching

Makes good basket, upright or standard

Prefers overhead filtered light

Best bloom and foliage color in filtered light

Tested 4 years in Oestgeest, The Netherlands

VKC Aalsmeer 8/9/1984

Distinguished by flower shape and color

Other Awards VKC AM
Flower Size
Large (4.5 - 6cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Trailing #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #
Tubular Flower #