Year Introduced: 1990
A naturally trailing fuchsia whose flower colours stay the same from opening to maturity giving a consistent look across the whole plant.
Tube: Deep carmine red.
Sepals: Deep carmine, held horizontally with slight recurve.
Corolla: Intense deep dark aubergine.
Foliage: Dark green.
Parentage: Zulu Queen x Zulu Queen.
AFS 2868, NKvF 3017
ZULU KING - No. 2868 (de Graaff, 1991)
Nonflaring long slender 18mm (3/4) long x 15mm (5/8) wide COROLLA opens between dark and very dark purple (86A-187A) maturing to very dark purple (187A) with toothed petal edges
Half down 30mm (1 1/8) wide x 5.5mm (1/4) wide SEPALS are red purple (61B) on the upper surface, red purple (66B) on the lower surface with recurved tips
Proportionately medium thickness 20mm (3/4) long x 4mm (1/8) wide red purple (61B) TUBE is proportionately long
STAMENS extend 18mm beyond corolla with red purple (61B) filaments and purple (71A) anthers
PISTIL extends 30mm beyond corolla with red purple (61B) style and dark red purple (61A) stigma
Long narrow BUD
FOLIAGE is medium green (137B) on the upper surface, light olive green (147C) on the lower surface with 75mm (3) long x 23mm (7/8) wide lanceolate shaped leaves, slightly serrulate edges, acute tips and bases
Veins and branches are red purple to green with red purple stems
PARENTAGE: Zulu Queen x Zulu Queen
Self branching stiff basket prefers overhead filtered light with best color in filtered light and is heat tolerant if shaded
Award of Merit, VKC Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
Tested 4 years in Lisse, The Netherlands
Distinguished by: corolla color and bloom shape.
Hybridiser: H. J. de Graaff 1990 NL
Seed Parent: Zulu Queen
Pollen Parent: Zulu Queen
NKvF number: 3017
AFS number: 2868
Flower: Just hanging on a loose winding stem, purple red / dark purple red, 38mm.
Flower Tube: tube, diameter round, purple-red 61B, stripes dark purple-red, 20x5mm.
Sepals: state half down, four-sided symmetry, top up, diameter sphere, color exterior and top pair red 60C, 61B inside pair red, 31x5mm.
Petals: closed top, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are elongated with an edge, color base pair red, society and outskirts very dark purplish red 187A, 16x14mm.
Filament: aubergine, 4 long and 4 short stamens, 32-29mm.
Style: aubergine 78mm.
Stigma: aubergine lobed.
Bud: oblong, point sideways, round cross section, one axillary bud per leaf axil, normally open top.
Berry: No data.
Leaf: lancet shape, top and foot spire edge cool, matt appearance, rough and flat, veins deepens, color top, bottom and lateral veins pale green, reddish midrib, petiole red.
Growth habit: half pendant.
Cultivation Method: hanger for filtered light, best color in filtered light.
Special features: Beautiful pendant with elegant, dark flowers. Approved by the VKC on 8-9-1990.
|Other Awards||VKC AM|
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|