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Tubular Bells
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Bielby & Oxtoby, (UK)
Year Introduced: 2002
Height 65cm
Spread 60cm


Triphylla/species hybrid which is predominantly terminal flowering. Very long, strikingly bright, single flowers. Sensitive to overwatering. Although best treated as H1c or H2 for optimum flowering, it is actually hardy to 0°C.

Tube: Orange 32A, long & slender.

Sepals: Orange 32A, sharply pointed, ½ down, reflexed tip.

Corolla: Orange 30A, unfading, unflared, bell shaped.

Foliage: Darkish green, lighter undersides, maroon veins.

F. triphylla x F. magdalenae.

AFS 4637

Tubular Bells- No. 4637 (Bielby/Oxtoby, 2001)

Single. Upright

COROLLA is half flared, bell shaped, with smooth petal margins; opens and matures orange (30A); 10mm (3/8) long x 12mm (1/2) wide

SEPALS are half down, tips reflexed; orange (32A) upper and lower surfaces; 12mm (1/2) long x 6mm (1/4) wide

TUBE is orange (32A), long with medium thickness; 45mm (1 3/4) long x 6mm (1/4) wide

STAMENS do not extend beyond the corolla; light orange (32C) filaments and grayish yellow (161A) anthers

PISTIL does not exetnd beyond the corolla; light orange (32C) style; dark orange (33A) stigma

BUD is long with pointed tube

FOLIAGE is dark green (147A) upper surface and purple (71A) lower surface

Leaves 35mm (1 3/8) long x 10mm (3/8) wide, lanceolate shaped, serrated edges, acute tips and acute bases

Veins, stems and branches are purple

PARENTAGE: F. triphylla x F. magdalenae

Medium upright

Self branching

Makes good upright, standard or decorative

Prefers full sun and warm climate

Heat tolerant if shaded

Hardy to 32°F

Best bloom color in bright light

Tested three years in East Yorkshire, England

Distinguished by long tubular orange flowers with triphylla foliage.

Flower Size
Large (4.5 - 6cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Upright Bush #
H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C) #
Tubular Flower #