Schlumbergera Hybrid

‘Birds and Bees’

Schlumbergera 'Birds and Bees'
Photo: Gerhard Buys
NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Birds and Bees'SRL-Sch-XXXX-0097Gerhard Buys
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Gerhard BuysSouth Africa
Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
'Mothers Day'pollen parent unknownpink
Flower classFlower formColor compositionFlower size
Petal formRecurvedStamen colorStyle color
Fruit colorFruit edgedFlower descriptionClades color
exhibit S. × reginae traits in the flower form. The large fuchsia pink flower shades to magenta red on the outer petal edges. The petals are long having a width of 0.9-1.0 cm. Tube is white, pistil is magenta, filaments are white, anthers have bright yellow pollen. Flowers have long petals. Open flower form while not recurving in the front petals show little to no recurve.
Clades sizePhylloclades formReferenceComments
SRL Registrationplant exhibit(s) the S. x reginae trait of an extra appeal (apial) dentation. The original cultivar hung outside in the garden and was often visited by hummingbirds and insects, hence the choice of name. 'Birds and Bees' is highly disease resistant. 2019.
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