Babar
Classification:
7 W-W[ Jonquilla ]
Season:
Late
Height:
Standard - 32.5 to 67.5 cm (12.8 to 26.6 in)
Year of first flowering:
1997
Registered:
Yes, 2014
Descendants:
None
Comments

Fls 1-3 per stem, forming a double triangle, 70mm wide; perianth segments 30mm long, ovate, truncate, spreading, plane, smooth and of heavy substance, overlapping half; corona 17mm long, funnel-shaped, slightly ribbed, mouth wavy, with rim crenate.

Origin of Name

Named in honor of Bob Spott’s niece. His niece Barbara received this nickname as a child. The cultivar carries her nickname as an honor of her valiant fight against cancer. Babar the little elephant is a fictional character from the 1931 French children’s book Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff.