Year Introduced: 1985
An easy to grow and unusual fuchsia that needs some early pinching. WALZ Tuba is vigorous and bears many spectacular, brightly coloured flowers.
Tube: Crimson, long and slender.
Sepals: Crimson 52A, only slightly flared with green reflexed tips.
Corolla: Tyrian purple 61C, up to 1/4 flared.
Parentage: (F. magdalenae x (Forgotten Dreams x unknown)) x Whiteknights Pearl.
AFS 2074, NKvF 2373
WALZ TUBA - No. 2074 (Waldenmaier, 1987)
Nonflaring 15mm (5/8") long x 15mm wide COROLLA is tyrian purple (61C) with smooth petal edges
Fully down 15mm long x 8mm (1/4") wide SEPALS are crimson (52A) with reflexed tips
Proportionately very long thin 60mm (2 3/8") long x 8mm wide TUBE is crimson
STAMENS do not extend below corolla with pink filaments and yellow anthers with many threads beside stamens
PISTIL does not extend below corolla with pink style and stigma
80mm (3 1/8") long x 15mm wide BUD
FOLIAGE is dark green (137B) on the upper surface, lighter (138B) on the lower surface with 90mm (3 1/2") long x 50mm (2") wide ovate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and bases. Veins and stems are yellow green (154A)
PARENTAGE: [F. magdalenae x (Forgotten Dreams x unknown)] x Whiteknights Pearl
Tall upright or standard
Prefers overhead filtered light with best bloom color in bright light
Certificate of Honor, Dutch Committee of Inspection, Aalsmeer
Tested 3 years in Schaijk, The Netherlands and introduced in 1985
Distinguished by: extreme bloom shape.
Flower: single; very long compact narrow hanging flower, standing in a corner on the flower tube; dim. 70 mm.
Flower Tube: very tall and thin; dim. 60 x 8 mm; some crooked; between honey gland and ovary is narrowing; there is a strong thickened transition to the sepals, which is caused by a garland of small groups of warts; color: crimson (52A).
Sepals: Short, as broad as long square sepals; dim. 15 x 8 mm; completely beaten down; outside: deep red to bright red (45A / B); inside: cherry red (45C), the base is besrood (46A); the tips are bright green about ¼ length.
Petals: the corolla is ¼ outstanding; the circular corolla blades have a very narrow base and a slightly indented edge; dim. 15 x 15 mm; exterior color: purple (57B), the base is cherry red, dull purple fuchsia (67A). Veins, there is a faint cherry red spot along the veins; color inside: is slightly more pronounced, fluorescent tinge.
Filament: very short; pink.
Anther: pink. Style: pink.
Stigma: pale pink; lobed.
Flowering: mild and prolonged. Flowering time: usual.
Bud: square and ball; tip sideways; the bud hangs like a pouch to the flower tube; bright green blunt point.
Foliage: quite large elliptical leaves; dim. 90 x 50 mm; pointed tip; the foot can be both rounded and blunt; irregularly coarsely toothed edge; at the bottom of the veins are strongly pronounced; color: medium green to dark green upper 137B, 138B bottom; The young leaves are remarkably light; red stem.
Growth habit: upright growth, which may also have horizontal branches; self-branching.
Growing Method: shrub or tree crown to place in full sun and bright light.
Special features: a striking fuchsia, especially by the shape of the flowers. Plant should be pinched frequently early; for a musical this WALZ is fairly easy to everwinter.
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