Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid

‘Lilac Bouquet’


NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Lilac Bouquet'SRL-Rhi-XXXX-139

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Abbey Brook NurseriesEngland

Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport

Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
pod parent unknownpollen parent unknownpurple

Color temperature sensitiveFlower lengthFlower widthPetal form

RecurvedStamen colorStyle colorFruit color

Fruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades lengthPhylloclades width
bell shaped flowers with pale rhodamine petals and rhodamine throats (Meier described the color as dark lilac pink). Flowers are 2.5 cm. in length and 4.5 cm. in width Petals are sagittate (elongated, triangular) with pointed tips. Frontal view petal count is 10. Pistil is pale rhodamine with 4 2mm. long white stigma lobes. Filaments are rhodamine. Ovary is 0.7 cm., 5 ribbed, apple green on an open rotate shape. Note: like Mauvette, but a smaller flower.

Illustration: Kaktusblüte, April 1992: 22/23, but listed incorrectly as ‘Lilac Beauty’. Abbey Brook Nurseries Catalog, 83/34: Cover Plate, incorrectly listed as Schlumbergera; Meier 1995: 20; E.B. Hoare Notes: B1-8phylloclades are larger than R. rosea, but smaller than R. gaertneri. This hybrid received a P.C.C. from the British Horticultural Society (R.H.S) in 1982.

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