Schlumbergera Hybrid

‘Le Vesuv’


NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Le Vesuv'SRL-Sch-XXXX-0608
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
pod parent unknownpollen parent unknownpink
Flower classFlower formColor compositionFlower size
Petal formRecurvedStamen colorStyle color
Fruit colorFruit edgedFlower descriptionClades color
symmetrical, pendant fuchsia-pink flowers adorn this cultivar. Bases are lighter fuchsia pink colored suffusing darker up the petal. Apical petals tend to roll back. Tube is white tinted pink. Stamens are white tinged pink. A bright magenta-pink stigma barely extends past the anthers. Upper petals carmen rose with silvery magenta-pink throats. Lower petals less silvery with magenta-pink mid stripe. Flower length 6.5 cm. Upper width 3.5 cm., lower width 4.5 cm. Tube length 3 cm. Ovary receptacle 0.6 cm., small, four ribbed, olive green. Flowers late July mid August (Australia). Note: 1) cv. 'W.L Freuden' is paler, more magenta pink, less silveriness to the tube and more reflexed flower than 'Le Vesuv'. 2) Differs markedly from cv. 'Supreme' which is larger, paler, less silvery with five ribbed ovary receptacles and a silvery orange midstripe to lower petal faces.
Clades sizePhylloclades formReferenceComments
crenateE.B. Hoare Notes: A6-1-1 - A6-1-2; McM&H 1995: 109; SRL Team'Le Vesus' is the Continental name for Christmas Cactus (since 1890) according to McM&H.
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