‘New Deal’

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver 
Mark Hooten
Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport 
unknownTRUNseedling
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor 
pod parent unknownpollen parent unknownpink
Flower classFlower formColor compositionFlower size 
zygomorphic
Petal formRecurvedStamen colorStyle color 
Yeswhitepink
Fruit colorFruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades length 
redNolarger than normal violet-pink flowers exhibit color on upper petals and as a thin border along the petal margins to the throat. Acutely tipped petals have pristine white centers and throats. Ventral petals are reflexed. Tubes are white. Pink style supporting a lighter colored stigma held just beyond the anthers. Mature buds are violet-pink.
Phylloclades widthPhylloclades formReferenceComments 
dentateSRL Registrationmedium green phylloclades have 3-4 acutely tipped, forward facing dentitions. Phylloclades are large and broad. This vintage cultivar was originally offered in a rare plant sale by the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, New York City on November 8, 1932 which coincided with the USA presidential election that put Franklin D. Roosevelt into power. The term "New Deal" was a famous FDR election campaign slogan. The exact origins of this old cultivar are unknown.
GrowerDistributor 
Top Tropicals, Myers, Florida
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