Betsy Cuperus


HISTORY

Raised by B. Ruys in Holland in 1917

Award of Merit Holland 1917

Highly Commended RHS Trial 1970

A thunbergii hybrid.

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ASSESSMENT

Available from a few nurseries in UK.

A tall plant needing plenty of moisture. Ideal beside ponds and streams.
Useful plant with drooping pale pink panicles.

Height of Plant

Tall - 81-100cm

Flowering Time

Late - after July 31st

THE PANICLE
  colour Pale purplish-pink
  shape Pyramidal, drooping 
  length Long - 26-35cm
  width Medium - 11-20cm
  density Loose
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
45°
    length
15cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Large - 8-10mm
  Petal
    colour Moderate pink
    shape Obovate
    diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Sepal colour Pure white
  Filament colour Moderate pink
  Carpel colour Light pink
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THE LEAF
  size   18cm wide x 19cm long  
  colour   Pale green  
  nodes colour   Red and swollen  
  stem colour   Green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Matt
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