Year Introduced: 1991
Delightful species hybrid, this little beauty starts to flower early, then has continual flushes of bloom. Flowers are held in clusters. Sensitive to rust.
Tube: Rose pink 51C, proportionately long and slender.
Sepals: Rose pink 52C, with tiny green tips, held horizontally and slightly reflexed.
Corolla: Orange 44D, rose veins, sometimes more orange-rose overall, 1/4 flared. Fairly short, smooth, overlapping petals.
Foliage: Mid green leaves with lighter green veins, stems and branches.
Parentage: F. magellanica var. conica rosea x Rubra Grandiflora.
AFS 2998, NKvF 2976
WALZ LUCIFER - No. 2998 (Waldenmaier, 1992)
Quarter flared square 7mm (1/4") long x 7mm wide COROLLA is orange (44D) with smooth petal edges
Horizontally held 14mm (1/2") long x 4mm (1/8") wide SEPALS are rose (52C) with reflexed tips
Proportionately long thin 20mm (3/4") long x 3mm (1/8") wide TUBE is rose (51C)
STAMENS extend 5mm (1/8") beyond corolla with light pink (65C) filaments and pale yellow (1D) anthers
PISTIL extends 5mm beyond corolla with light pink (65C) style and pale yellow (1D) stigma
12mm (1/2") long x 5mm wide BUD
FOLIAGE is medium green (137B) on the upper surface, medium green (139C) on the lower surface with 45mm (1 (3/4") long x 30mm (1 (1/8") wide ovate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tip and rounded bases. Veins, stems and branches are light green
PARENTAGE: F. magellanica var. conica rosea x F. fulgens Rubra Grandiflora
Lax upright or stiff trailer
Prefers overhead filtered light with best bloom color in bright light
Tested 3 years in Herpen, The Netherlands
Award of Merit, VKC Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
Distinguished by: small long tubed horizontally held bloom, early to bloom, blooms in racemes.
Flower: single; medium; Dim.. 25 mm; narrow; compact; hanging
Flower Tube: relatively long; thin; cyclamen pink (54C), prunus pink (55B) stripes
Sepals: Short; narrow; Dim.. 10x2 mm; horizontal; tops bowed; exterior: cyclamen pink (56B); inside: slightly brighter pink cyclamen (54C); green tops
Petals: ¼ outstanding crown; the tiny shell-shaped petals have a somewhat serrated edge, with one pointed lobe in the middle; color: light tomato red (51A), darker veins
Style: pink, protrudes beyond the flower
Stigma: cream; lobed
Flowering: generous to very generous; blooms form in bunches; the flowers are predominantly on the outside
Flowering time: early to normal
Bud: strongly elongated; point sideways; nicely drawn slim button
Leaf: pretty small to medium; Dim.. 40x28 mm; slightly hairy; ovoid; sharp tip; rounded foot; almost smooth edge; color: medium green (137A); grain green; petiole light brown
Growth habit: half pendant
Cultivation Method: pendant or floppy shrub for place in the sun and bright light
Specialties: rust sensitive, it may possibly be ensiled but overwinters better in the greenhouse; pretty early and many peaks; propagation quite difficult.
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