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Dragon Quest
£2.25
Delivery from August
Hybridiser: Koerts, Tielko, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2009
Height 125cm
Spread 100cm

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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)

Single. Upright.

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’.

Tall upright.

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.

Dragon Quest

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.

Anther: cream.

Pollen: missing.

Style: red, 101mm.

Stigma: cream, lobed.

Flowering: normal.

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.

Flower Size
Giant (6cm +) #
Flower Type
Single #
Habit
Semi Trailing #
Hardiness
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #
Properties
Tubular Flower #