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Hybridiser: de Cooker, Mario, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2012
Height 60cm
Spread 40cm


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)

Single. Upright

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)

Medium upright

Self branching

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

Points: 72

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.

Anther: yellow.

Pollen: missing.

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.

Berry: none.

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.

Certificates & Nominations NKvF RC
Flower Size
Small (1.5 - 3cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #