Year Introduced: 2012
Mario has named this lovely plant after his wife, Anna Sonja, as they both have happy faces. A lovely name for a lovely and unusual fuchsia that deserves tol be enduringly popular.
Best as a mature plant, and best grown as a bush, (also suitable for standards). Pinch three times for best results. In this way, a well grown plant can carry many large terminal clusters of flowers, giving a really spectacular display. Flowers are held away from the foliage. Would make a wonderful container or summer border plant.
Tube: Magenta N57B, distinctive barrel shape.
Sepals: Dark rose 58C, green tip, 1/2 down. Proportionately long. The recurved tips show a slight clockwise twist.
Corolla: Reddish purple N66B, unflared, small spoon shaped petals.
Parentage: Strike the Viol x (Delicate White x Stanley Cash).
AFS 8164, NKvF 5016
Anna Sunshine No 8164 (De Cooker 2013)
COROLLA: unflared, smooth petal margins; opens light reddish purple (N66C); matures reddish purple (N66B); 10mm (3/8") long x 9mm (5/16") wide
SEPALS are half down, tips recurved, light clockwise twist at tip; dark rose (58C) tipped light greenish yellow (151C) upper surface; dark rose (58C) lower surface; 28mm (1 1/8") long x 7mm (1/4") wide
TUBE is magenta (N57B); medium length and thickness; 17mm (5/8") long x 6mm (1/4") wide
STAMENS extend 3mm (1/8") beyond the corolla; light rose (58D) filaments; yellow (4A) anthers
PISTIL extends 27mm (1 1/16") beyond the corolla; dark rose (58C) style; magenta (58B) stigma
BUD is elongated
FOLIAGE is dark green (137A) upper surface; medium green (138B) lower surface
Leaves are 46mm (1 13/16") long x 25mm (1") wide, elliptic shaped, smooth edges, acute tips, rounded bases
Veins, stems and branches are light green
PARENTAGE: Strike the Viol x (Delicate White x Stanley Cash)
Makes good upright
Prefers overhead filtered light
Best bloom and foliage color in filtered light
Tested 4 years in Ohé en Laak, The Netherlands
Nomination by N.K.v.F as recommendable cultivar
Distinguished by bloom shape and color.
Hybridiser: M. de Cooker 2012 NL
Seed parent: Strike The Viol
Pollen parent: Delicate White x Stanley Cash
NKvF number: 5016
AFS number: 8164
Approval Number: 120 206
Flower: single, hanging from a solid neutral stem L.roze / pink, 29mm.
Flower Tube: slightly curved spherical shape, diameter round, pink N57B, 17x6mm.
Sepals: Variable position, symmetrical two-sided, top variable and somewhat twisted clockwise, section plane, boss dimensions small and yellowish 151c, color outside and inside light pink 58C, 28x7mm.
Petals: closed top, bottom view square, not outstanding, the petals are round with a smooth edge and are pleated, color entirely pink N66C, 10x9mm.
Filament: pink, four long and four short stamens, 12-7mm.
Style: pink, 54mm.
Stigma: pink, club-shaped.
Flowering: normal to rich.
Flowering time: usual.
Bud: oblong, tip sideways, round diameter, 1-2 axillary buds per leaf axils, top opens like a lantern.
Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot rounded edge cool and corrugated, frosted appearance, rough and flat, similar veins, medium green color top, bottom, midrib, veins and light green petiole.
Growth habit: upright.
Growing Method: bush for filtered light, best color in filtered light.
Special features: Self-branching F. triphylla hybrid which is bushy with 1x tops. Smooth and strong plant with a special bloom. This is a cultivar nominated by the NKvF.
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