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WALZ Blauwkous
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Waldenmaier, Henk, (NL)
Year Introduced: 1989
Height 40cm
Spread 55cm


We really like this fuchsia for its almost casual, laid back trailing style and its striking combination of colours. Easy to grow but needs to go into winter growing well and discolours in full sun.

Tube: Bright light pink, short, slender.

Sepals: Bright light pink above, rose below. Broad, 1/2 up, recurved tips.

Corolla: Rich purple-blue with darker, wavy petal edge, 3/4 flared.

Parentage: Suzanna x unknown.

AFS 2709, NKvF 2190

WALZ BLAUWKOUS - No 2709 (Waldenmaier, 1990)

Double. Trailer

Half flared bell shaped 20mm (3/4") long x 20mm wide COROLLA is dark purple edged purple (83A) with smooth petal edges

Half up 38mm (1 1/2") long x 13mm (1/2") wide SEPALS are pink (48C) on the upper surface, rose (52C) on the lower surface with recurved tips

Proportionately short thin 11mm (3/8") long x 5mm (1/8") wide TUBE is pink (48D)

STAMENS extend 5mm beyond corolla with dark rose (64C) filaments and anthers

PISTIL extends 20mm (5/8") beyond corolla with dark rose (64C) style and rose (65A) stigma

35mm (1 3/8") long x 15mm (5/8") wide BUD

FOLIAGE is dark green (147A) on the upper surface, medium to light olive green (147B/C) on the lower surface with 80mm (3 1/8") long x 40mm (1 5/8") wide elliptic shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases

Veins and branches are green with red stems

PARENTAGE: 'Suzanna' x unknown

Stiff trailer

Prefers overhead filtered light with best bloom color in bright light

Award of Merit, VKC Aalsmeer, The Netherlands

Tested 8 years in Schaijk, The Netherlands

Distinguished by: bloom color combination

Flower: double; medium-sized hanging flower

Flower Tube: rather short; shiny; color: bright pink light (48D)

Sepals: fairly broad; completely beaten back; outside: bright pink (48C); inside: deep carmine (52C); tops green

Petals: outstanding broad petals have a wavy margin; color: deep dark purple (83A), maturing to vivid reddish purple (78A); 4 deep dark purple petaloids by sepals

Filament: pink

Anther: pink

Style: pink

Stigma: pink; lobed

Flowering: generous

Flowering time: normal

Bud: peg top; point sideways

Leaf: medium lanceolate to elliptical leaves; pointed apex; pointed base; coarsely toothed edge; color: dark olive green; red stem

Growth habit: half hanger

Cultivation Method: hanger, bush for situation in filtered light; discolors quickly in the sun; self branching; in hot weather 2 x per day water; insensitive to diseases; normal fertilization

Specifics: fuchsia in a beautiful uncommon color combination, overwinters easily.

Other Awards VKC AM
Flower Size
Large (4.5 - 6cm) #
Flower Type
Double #
Semi Trailing #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #