Schlumbergera Hybrid

‘Purple Red’

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Purple Red'SRL-Sch-XXXX-1014
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Robert & Carmel MetcalfeAustralia
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
deep carmine violet buds open to a deep bright red with slight violet hue along petal edges and large silvery white throats. Petals sagittate to spatulate with acute to pointed tips. Petals very recurved. Tube is white. Flower length 8 cm. Upper width 4.5 cm., lower width 3 cm. Tube length 4 cm. Ovary receptacle 1.2 cm. Flowers are normal shape. Begins flowering mid to late May (Australia). Note: 1) 'Purple Red' differs from 'Robert's Biclour', a very luminescent red violet. Both are different colors. 2) 'Purple Red' differs from Betty Winton's cv. 'Rainbow', much smaller flowers that are redder than 'Robert's Bicolour', but with similar luminous red-violet sheen. 3) 'Purple Red' differs from 'Red with Purple Edge No. 2' (R&C Metcalfe). The latter has a scarlet flower with bright purple flushing to the petal edges.
Clades sizePhylloclades formReferenceComments
CSJNSW June 1987; E.B. Hoare Notes: A6-3-1McM&H 1995: 1361987.
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