Year Introduced: 2009
A lax, semi trailing habit, (may need staking) with terminal clusters of spectacular, huge, pink tubular flowers. A real eye-catcher.
Tube: Light rose 48C, darker blush, long, slim.
Sepals: Light rose, fully down, reflexed.
Corolla: Opens orange red 44B, matures red 43A, short petals, 1/4 flared.
Parentage: Thalia x Kelly Stableford.
AFS 7050, NKvF 6035
‘Dragon Quest’ – No 7050 (Koerts)
COROLLA: quarter flared, bell shaped; smooth petal margins; opens orangy red (44B); matures red (43A); 10mm (3/8”) long x 12mm (7/16”) wide.
SEPALS: full down, tips reflexed; light rose (48C) upper & lower surfaces; 24mm (15/16”) long x 7mm (1/4”) wide.
TUBE: light rose (48C) blushed light rose (50C); long & thin; 70mm (2 3/4”) long x 7mm (1/4”) wide.
STAMENS do not extend beyond the corolla; pale pink (49D) filaments; light yellow (11B) anthers.
PISTIL extends 8mm (5/16”) beyond the corolla; pink (43D) style; yellow (11A) stigma.
BUD: long, triphylla type.
FOLIAGE: dark green (137A) upper surface; medium green (137D) lower surface.
Leaves are 80mm (3 3/16”) long x 55mm (2 3/16”) wide; cordate shaped, wavy edges, acute tips, cordate bases.
Veins, stems & branches are grayish red (181A).
PARENTAGE: ‘Thalia’ (Turner) x ‘Kelly Stableford’.
Makes good upright or standard.
Prefers full sun, warm climate.
Best bloom & foliage color in bright light.
Tested 3 years in Stadskanaal, The Netherlands.
Distinguished by flower color and very long tube.
Hybridiser: T.G. Koerner 2005 NL
Seed parent: Thalia
Pollen parent: Kelly Stableford
NKvF number: 6035
AFS number: 7050
Flower: single, hanging from a solid neutral stem, red / red, 97mm.
Flower Tube: curved tube, diameter round, red 39B, 91x8mm.
Sepals: stand down completely symmetrical four-sided, top down, section plane, boss dimensions and small red 39A, 39B red exterior color, inside red 39A, 42x8mm.
Petals: bell-shaped crown, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are spade-shaped with a smooth edge, entirely red color 44C, 20x20mm.
Filament: red, variable length, 10-6mm.
Style: red, 101mm.
Stigma: cream, lobed.
Flowering time: usual.
Bud: triphyllas shape, tip sideways, angular diameter, axillary one button per leaf axils, normally open top.
Berry: No data.
Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot cliff edge slightly serrated, looks dull, rough and bumpy, veins deepens, color yellow-green top, greyish green, midrib, veins and petiole red.
Growth habit: half hanger.
Growing Method: bush for filtered light, best color in filtered light.
Special features: plant with an F. triphylla descent.
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