Buckley's description as quoted by T. Moore: "has the colour of both parents beautifully blended, the petals gracefully reflexed, especially the lower series giving the impression of two corollas. In common with 'Rollissonii' and 'Cupreum', it has the short, angular seed vessel and straight stamens proper to its female parent; in habit this one is more slender than the other two, but it is still nearer the male parent than the female parent; in size it is intermediate." Moore's description: "rose-purple, petals narrowly oblong, tapering to an elongated acute point; filaments and style straight; ovary angular." T. Brown description: "tube pinkish violet, petals deep violet purple, large and fine."
E.B. Hoare description: upper petals reddish magenta pink with a silvery throat. Lower petals are redder. Tube pinkish violet. Flower length 7 cm. Width 4.5 cm. Tube length 3.5 cm. Ovary receptacle 0.7 cm., four angled, deep reddish hued greenish amber. Flowering mid May to mid August (Australia). SRL description: pendant, symmetrical, fuchsia-pink and red blooms. Petals have silvery bases, silvery pink throats suffusing light fuchsia pink darkening bright magenta red to scarlet red. Lower petals larger, longer, exhibiting more red. Petals are lanceolate with acute tips recurving with maturity. Tubes are silvery white flushed light purplish pink. Filaments are straight, white flushed light purplish pink, paler near the grey-white pollen coated anthers. Style is magenta red with a lighter hued stigma barely emerging from the anther cluster. Later flowering in the Northern Hemisphere coinciding with December–January Christmas celebrations.
COMMENTS: phylloclades are medium green, crenate, with three blunt, rounded scallops along each marginal edge. Areole notches are very shallow. Once referred to as Epiphylum Buckleyi & E. Russellianum superbum. This cv. is one of three historical Buckley hybrids and the classic, well known Christmas Cactus from the Victorian era.