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'Ocean Pearl'

Small, double or semi-double, nodding, bell-shaped, blue flowers. Filaments white, anthers yellow.

Group: Atragene group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Apr May
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by: New Leaf Plants
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: r1998 n2002 i2005
Parentage: Sport from 'Frankie'
Other name(s): alpina 'Ocean Pearl'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 3 - 4cm
Tepals: 4; 2-4cm long, 1-2cm wide, narrowly elliptic with acute tips. Staminodes usually numerous; either short, creamy yellow, broadly paddle-shaped and petaloid, 1-2 cm long, or blue, tinged purple, narrowly sepaloid, more or less equalling sepals in length, giving the flower a spiky appearance