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Touch the Lute
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Hybridiser: de Cooker, Mario, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2014

A striking new entry to the triphylla group, which overwinters well. Another beauty from Mario, clusters of large, tubular, bell shaped flowers in dramatic orange and red. Self branching bush.

Tube: Orange 50A, long, and flaring to a bell shape at the corolla end.

Sepals: Orange 50A, fully down, broad, short, pointed and flat.

Corolla: Rosy red 51A, short diamond shaped petals, 1/4 flared.

Parentage: Strike the Viol x (Göttingen x Our Ted).

AFS 8543, NKvF 7035

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Hybridiser: M. de Cooker 2014 NL

Seed parent: Strike The Viol

Pollen parent: Göttingen x Our Ted

NKvF number: 7035

AFS number: 8543

Approval Number: 140 204

Points: 79

Flower: single, hanging from a solid neutral stem, orange / pink red, 45mm.

Flower Tube: bell shape, angular diameter, orange-50A, 32x10mm.

Sepals: stand down completely symmetrical four-sided, top down, section plane, whole orange color 50A, 12x8mm.

Petals: bell-shaped crown, bottom view square and separate, outstanding quarter, the petals are diamond shaped with a tip, whole pink color red 51A, 8x7mm.

Filament: pink, four long and four short stamens, 6-4mm.

Anther: cream.

Pollen: missing.

Style: pink, 50mm.

Stigma: pink, lobed.

Flowering: rich bunch.

Flowering time: usual.

Bud: triphylla type, circular cross section, normally open top.

Berry: long and red.

Leaf: egg shape, top blunt foot peak, edge slightly serrated, looks shiny, velvety and lumpy veins deepens, color dark green top, bottom spring green, midrib, veins and petiole red.

Growth habit: upright.

Growing Method: bush for filtered light, best color in filtered light.

Special features: self branching, strong F. triphylla hybrid with beautiful dark red foliage and red flowers. Propagate and wintered easy. This is a cultivar nominated by the NKvF.

Certificates & Nominations NKvF RC
Flower Size
Large (4.5 - 6cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H1c (Min 5°C to 10°C) #
Tubular Flower #