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Hybridiser: Waldenmaier, Henk, (NL)
Year Introduced: 1985
Height 60cm
Spread 90cm


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)

Single. Trailer

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

Stiff trailer

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

Filament: red

Anther: red

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.

Certificates & Nominations DCI CoH
Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Trailing #
H1c (Min 5°C to 10°C) #