Year Introduced: 2002
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.
Tubular Bells- No. 4637 (Bielby/Oxtoby, 2001)
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
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.
|Large (4.5 - 6cm)||#|
|H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C)||#|