Anthurium 'Victory Flag'
HortScience. Volume 56: Issue 4: 513–514.
A. andraeanum ‘Tropical’
A. andraeanum ‘Choco’
Base Species or Cultivar:
Its spathe color is bright red and stretch upward, like a red flag.
It is erect, non climbing, and vigorous under growing in a 70% shaded greenhouse with 70% to 80% relative humidity.
The leaf blades of ‘Victory Flag’ are cordate and moderately concave. Juvenile leaves are brown and turn dark green (RHS G139A) when they mature (average length, 32.8 ± 3.5 cm; average width, 16.5 ± 2.6 cm) (Supplemental Table 1). The petioles have an average length of 49.6 ± 3.5 cm.
Bloom and Fruit:
It has a medium-size heart-shaped spathe (length, 11.4 ± 1.1 cm; width, 10.5 ± 0.3 cm), with basal lobes slightly or free to touching. The spathe is moderately concave and the attitude is slightly upward at an average angle of 30° from the horizontal. When fully opened, the adaxial surface is red (nearest to RHS 46A) and the abaxial surface is nearest in color to RHS 45C.
It produces cylindrical spadices that are 6.1 ± 0.5 cm in length and 0.8 ± 0.1 cm in width, with an obtuse apex that is weakly incurved and ≈30° from the spathe (Supplemental Table 1, Fig. 2C). The spadices are held on peduncles, which are brown–green, 62.4 ± 2.9 cm in length, and hold the inflorescences above the leaf canopy. The spadix with an unfurled spathe is green; it turns yellow when opening and then changes to white when fully opened.
The most distinguishing characteristics of ‘Victory Flag’ are: 1) a unique red spathe with a shiny surface and 2) good performance in yield and quality within a broad range of temperatures (6 to 38 °C).