Schlumbergera Hybrid

‘Opal Glow’

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Opal Glow'SRL-Sch-XXXX-0911
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Phil KnightAustralia
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
upper petals deep magenta pink with bright magenta to silvery magenta-pink faces. Lower petals with rosy red reverses. Lower petals are redder with a bright magenta hue to petal faces and orange mid stripes. Very orange reverse to rearmost petals/sepals. Petals are obovate with broad bases and acute tips. Filaments and tube are pale silvery magenta pink. Flower length 7 cm. Upper width 5.5 cm., lower width 6 cm. Tube length 3 cm. Ovary receptacle 1 cm., five ribbed to angled, opaque dull pale bronze green. Reverse umbrella shaped flowers. Blooms late June to mid August (Australia). Note: 1) Almost identical to cv. 'Woodgate'. 2) Almost identical, but more reflexed than cv. 'Coppersheen'.
Clades sizePhylloclades formReferenceComments
E.B. Hoare, CSJNSW June 1987: 10-11; E.B. Hoare Notes: A5-5; E.B. Hoare Notes: A6-2-2 - A6-2-3; McM&H 1995: 135large, open straight grower with a trailing habit. Plant growth and color identical to cv. 'Allegro', but flower is paler without rhodamine hue on upper petal faces. Also known as 'Opal Hybrid', 'Opal Gem' & 'Opal Perfection'.
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