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Hybridiser: de Cooker, Mario, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2012
Height 65cm
Spread 60cm


Flowers freely, in a mix of shocking flamingo pink and claret. Beautiful and eye-catching.

Tube: Light coral 38A and red 46C, long & thick.

Sepals: Dark red 47A above, dark orange red 34A below, fully down, reflexed.

Corolla: Orange 29A edged pink 62A, matures red purple 67A, unflared.

Foliage: Dark green, deep purple veins and stems.

Parentage: (Göttingen x Our Ted) x (Göttingen x Our Ted).

AFS 8166, NKvF 5015

Strike the Viol No 8166 (De Cooker 2013)

Single. Upright

COROLLA: unflared, smooth petal margins; opens orange (29A) edged pink (62A); matures reddish purple (67A); 8mm (5/16") long x 6mm (1/4") wide

SEPALS are full down, tips reflexed; dark red (47A) upper surface; dark orange red (34A) lower surface; 15mm (9/16") long x 7mm (1/4") wide

TUBE is light coral (38A) and red (46C); long and thick; 34mm (1 3/8") long x 11mm (7/16") wide

STAMENS do not extend beyond the corolla; light orange (39C) filaments; light yellow (4C) anthers

PISTIL extends 1mm (1/16") beyond the corolla; coral (39B) style; orangy red (39A) stigma

BUD is triphylla shaped

FOLIAGE is dark green (147A) upper surface; very dark purple (187A) lower surface

Leaves are 67mm (2 5/8") long x 39mm (1 1/2") wide, elliptic shaped, serrate and wavy edges, acute tips, rounded bases

Veins, stems and branches are red

PARENTAGE: (Göttingen x Our Ted) x (Göttingen x Our Ted)

Medium upright

Self branching

Makes good upright

Prefers overhead filtered light

Best bloom and foliage color in filtered light

Tested 8 years in Ohé en Laak, The Netherlands

Nomination by N.K.v.F as recommendable cultivar

Distinguished by leaf and flower color contrast.

Strike The Viol

Hybridiser: M. de Cooker 2012 NL

Seed Parent: Göttingen x Our Ted

Pollen Parent: Göttingen x Our Ted

NKvF number: 5015

AFS number: 8166

Approval Number: 120207

Points: 78

Flower: single, hanging from a solid neutral and winding stem, orange / pink, 47mm.

Flower Tube: curved bell shape, diameter round, orange pink 38A and 46C orange, blush and dark stripes, 34x11mm.

Sepals: stand down completely symmetrical four sides, top and sectional plane, color exterior and top red 47A, 34A inside orange, 15x7mm.

Petals: closed top, bottom view square, not outstanding, the petals are diamond shaped with a tip, color base and periphery orange 29A, 62A outskirts pink, 8x6mm.

Filaments: pink, 4 long and 4 short and angled inwards standing stamens, 6x5mm.

Anther: yellow.

Pollen: missing.

Style: pink, 42mm.

Stigma: Red, clavate.

Flowering: rich bunch.

Flowering: normal.

Bud: triphyllas shape, point sideways, angular diameter, normally open top.

Berry: elongated and dark red, 18x11mm.

Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot rounded edge slightly serrated and corrugated appearance matt, rough, corrugated and lumpy veins deepens, color dark green top, bottom, midrib, veins and petiole red.

Growth habit: erect.

Cultivation Method: bush for filtered light, best color in the penumbra.

Special features:

Smooth, self branching F. triphyllas hybrid is bushier with 1x tops. Plant with a beautiful leaf / flower contrast and separate hue in the flowers. This is a cultivar nominated by the NKvF.

Certificates & Nominations NKvF RC
Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Upright Bush #
H1c (Min 5°C to 10°C) #
Tubular Flower #