Schlumbergera Hybrid

‘Christmas Cheer’ [Europe]

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Christmas Cheer' [Europe]SRL-Sch-XXXX-0235
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
pod parent unknownpollen parent unknownred
Flower classFlower formColor compositionFlower size
Petal formRecurvedStamen colorStyle color
Fruit colorFruit edgedFlower descriptionClades color
petals are peachy orange red with very pale silvery rose magenta throats. Lower petals carry less silver and more peach hue. Upper petals are spatulate with obtuse to cuspidate tips. Lower petals are broad spatulate with acute tips. Tube is 4 cm., pale silvery rose magenta. Stigma lobes are open. Flower length up to 9 cm. Upper width is 3.5 cm. and lower width is 5 cm. Ovary receptacle is 0.6 cm., small, faintly four angled, yellow amber to bronze green. Flower form is somewhat bell-shaped (upper petals). Cobia stated flower width was 5.7 - 6.4 cm., and length was 6.5 cm. McM&H described the flowers as orange (RHS 44A). Similar to 'Weihnachtsfreud', but more orange-red.
Clades sizePhylloclades formReferenceComments
E.B. Hoare Notes A6-6-2; B.L. Cobia 1992: 26; McM&H 1995: 105there is not much difference between flower coloration of this cv. and "Peach Parfait' and 'Twilight Tangerine'. Flower shapes differ. Christmas Cheer is a normal to somewhat bell shape. 'Peach Parfait' is normal to bell form with less orange red. 'Twilight Tangerine' is more bell shaped with upper petals radiating almost flat across the face. 'Twilight Tangerine' is more orange red than 'Christmas Cheer'. (E.B. Hoare). This is an older variety dating back to the 1960s. Also known as Xmas Cheer.
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