Year Introduced: 2011
Produces its lovely and unusual flowers freely. These contrast well with the dark foliage to give an eye catching display. Self branching growth.
Unlike most white fuchsias, this one prefers bright light and even tolerates full sun.
Tube: White, faint green bulbous top.
Sepals: White above, pink edge and blush below, green recurved tip, broad, 1/2 down.
Corolla: White with a faint pink flush. 1/4 flared, unusually shaped petals have rounded scalloped edge.
Foliage: Darkish green.
Parentage: Sofie Michiels x WALX Xylofoon.
AFS 7984, NKvF 4937
Arels Nina – No 7984 (Elsman 2012)
COROLLA: unflared, wavy petal margins, flared shape; opens & matures white (155D); 20mm (3/4") long x 30mm (1 3/16") wide
SEPALS are half down, tips recurved; white, tipped yellowish green (145A) upper surface; white, lightly blushed pink lower surface; 23mm (7/8") long x 9mm (5/16") wide
TUBE is white; short, medium thickness; 20mm (3/4") long x 9mm (5/16") wide
STAMENS extend 5mm (3/16") beyond the corolla; white filaments; dark tan (164B) anthers
PISTIL extends 18mm (11/16") beyond the corolla; white style; pale yellow (2D) stigma
BUD is peg top shape
FOLIAGE is dark green (N137A) upper surface; medium green (138B) lower surface
Leaves are 57mm (2 1/4") long x 32mm (1 1/4") wide, elliptic shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, rounded bases
Veins, stems & branches are light green
PARENTAGE: Sofie Michiels x WALZ Xylofoon
Makes good upright
Prefers overhead filtered light or full sun
Best bloom color in filtered or bright light
Best foliage color in filtered light
Tested 5 years in Wichmond, The Netherlands
Nominated by NKvF as recommendable cultivar
Distinguished by white waxy flower color.
Hybridiser: A.J. Elsman 2011 NL
Seed Parent: Sofie Michiels
Pollen Parent: WALZ Xylophone
NKvF number: 4937
AFS number: 7984
Approval Number: 110302
Flower: Single hanging on a loose winding stem, white / white, 39mm.
Flower Tube: curved urnvorm, diameter round, white 20x9mm.
Sepals: state half down, four-sided symmetry, top up, cross-section with outward curled edges, boss dimensions half 145A and yellowish green, white exterior color, interior white with a little pink blush, 23x9mm.
Petals: normally shaped crown with the bottom edge inside, bottom view around, not outstanding, the four petals are lobed with an edge and a small pink spot in the inner curve, and are pleated, color completely white NN155D, 20x30mm.
Filament : white, variable length, 24-15mm, there are also some hairs present.
Anther: gray orange.
Style: white, 58mm.
Stigma: yellow, clavate.
Bud: peg top point sideways, angular diameter with ribs, one axillary bud per leaf axil, top opens like a lantern.
Berry: No, let berries fall off.
Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot rounded edge strongly serrated, matt appearance, smooth and flat, veins deepens, medium green color top, bottom, midrib, veins and light green petiole.
Growth habit: erect.
Cultivation Method: bush for in full sun or filtered light, best color in bright light or filtered light.
Special features: Self branching plant which can be good in the sun. This is a cultivar nominated by the NKvF.
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