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Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: de Graaf, Herman, (NL)
Year Introduced: 1990
Height 35cm
Spread 70cm


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)

Single. Trailer

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.

Zulu King

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.

Anther: aubergine.

Pollen: White.

Style: aubergine 78mm.

Stigma: aubergine lobed.

Flowering: normal.

Flowering: normal.

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
Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Semi Trailing #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #