Year Introduced: 1985
Truly lovely, profuse flowering and rich opening colours that soften as they mature. A strong, vigorous plant that makes a very good basket display. Regarding the capitalisation of the prefix, the hybridiser, Henk Waldenmaier states:
“Until 2001, all my cultivars bore the name prefix WALZ. WALZ is an acronym composed of the first letters of the surnames of the grandparents of my children. It must therefore use all capital letters and be written together.”
Tube: White with pink candy stripes, slim, tapering.
Sepals: Pale rose pink through white to green.
Corolla: Rich magenta shading to rose at base of petals, pales with maturity when it is 1/2 flared.
Foliage: Mid green.
Parentage:Amelie Aubin x unknown.
AFS 1902, NKvF 2970
WALZ Freule - No. 1902. (Waldenmaier, 1985)
Quarter flared 20mm (3/4") long x 15mm (5/8") wide COROLLA opens dark magenta (58A) maturing to lilac purple (73A) with smooth petal edges
Horizontally held 40mm (1 5/8") long x 12mm (1/2") wide SEPALS are neyron rose (55C) on the upper surface, slightly darker (55B) on the lower surface with recurved tips
Propor- tionately medium 15mm (5/8") long x 8mm (1/4") wide TUBE is carmine rose (52D)
STAMENS extend 20mm (3/4") below corolla with spinel red (54A) filaments and slightly lighter (54B) anthers
PISTIL extends 32mm (1 1/4") below corolla with neyron rose (55C) style and pale yellow (8D) stigma
37mm (1 1/2") x 12mm (1/2") wide BUD
FOLIAGE is mid-green (137B) on the upper surface, spring green (134C) on the lower surface with 55mm (2 1/8") long x 30mm (1 1/8") wide ovate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
PARENTAGE: 'Amelie Aubin' x unknown
Will make a good basket
Prefers overhead filtered light
Best bloom color in filtered light
Certificate of Honor, Dutch Committee of Inspection, Aalsmeer
Tested 3 years in Schaijk, Netherlands and introduced in 1982
Distinguished by profuse blooming and opening color of corolla
Flower: single; medium; compact; something distant
Flower Tube: relatively quite thick; Dim.. 15 x 8 mm; carmine (52D); darker stripes
Sepals: half beaten back; later something spiral curled; Dim.. 40 x 12 mm; outside: carmine at base, fading to white (55C); inside: carmine (55B); the peaks are about half the length bright green
Petals: ¼ outstanding; tight, shell-shaped; Dim.. 20 x 15 mm; color: light violet (84B), discolouring to bright light purple violet (80C); carmine base; Bishop violet (81B) edge; red veins; carmine spot alongside
Style: relatively long; light pink
Stamp: cream / pink, lobed
Flowering: very generous
Flowering time: very early; blooms cyclical
Bud: oblong; point sideways; beautifully drawn; long green dot
Leaf: medium; Dim.. 55 x 30 mm; ovoid; pointed apex; heart-shaped base; shallow coarsely toothed edge; color: medium green, top 137B, 134C bottom; red vein at base
Growth habit: half pendant; self branching; curved branches
Cultivation Method: bush, hanger or standard, place in filtered light
Special features: easy to overwinter, can be ensiled.
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