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'Gravetye Beauty'

Small to medium, elongated, bell-shaped, red flowers ageing to pink. Red anthers on cream filaments. This cultivar opens to a much flatter flower than most others in the texensis group. Named and introduced by William Robinson of Gravetye Manor in 1914.

Group: Texensis group
Approximate height: 2.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep Oct
Aspect: Sun or semi-shade
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Francisque Morel
Country of origin: France
Date raised: rc1900 ni1914
Parentage: 'Gipsy Queen' or 'Comtesse de Bouchaud' or 'Ville de Lyon' x texensis
Other name(s): texensis 'Gravetye Beauty'; x pseudococcinea 'Gravetye Beauty'; Mis-spellings: texensis 'Gravtye Beauty'; texensis 'Grovetye Beauty'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 5-9cm
Tepals: 4-6; 6-7cm long, fine pointed, recurved

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