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Hybridiser: de Cooker, Mario, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2000
Height 60cm
Spread 48cm


Another of Mario de Cooker's wonderful hybrids, this self-branching fuchsia carries its delightful rose pink tubular flowers in generous terminal clusters.

Tube: Light coral 38A, faint darker stripes, long and slender.

Sepals: White below, coral at base above, pale green recurved tip. Horizontal to 1/2 up.

Corolla: Rose 55B, smooth petals with a wavy edge, up to 1/4 flared.

Parentage: (Sparkling Whisper x (Checkerboard x Machu Picchu )) x (Sparkling Whisper x (Checkerboard x Machu Picchu )).

AFS 7639, NKvF 4770

Careless Whisper – No 7639 (de Cooker 2011)



COROLLA: unflared, wavy petal margins; opens & matures rose (55B); 10mm (3/8") long x 15mm (9/16") wide

SEPALS: horizontal, tips recurved; white upper & lower surfaces; 21mm (13/16") long x 7mm (1/4") wide

TUBE: light coral (38A); long, thin; 22mm (7/8") long x 8mm (5/16") wide

STAMENS extend 1mm (1/16”) beyond the corolla; pale lavender (65D) filaments; yellowish white (158A) anthers

PISTIL does not extend beyond the corolla; white style; cream (158D) stigma

BUD: Triphylla shape

FOLIAGE: dark green (137A) upper surface; medium green (138B) lower surface

Leaves are 71mm (2 13/16") long x 43mm (1 11/16”) wide, elliptic shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, cordate bases

Veins are reddish, branches & stems are red

PARENTAGE: [‘Sparkling Whisper’ x (‘Checkerboard’ x ‘Machu Picchu )] x [‘Sparkling Whisper’ x (‘Checkerboard’ x ‘Machu Picchu )]

Medium upright

Self branching

Makes good upright

Prefers overhead filtered light

Best bloom color in bright light

Best foliage color in filtered light

Tested 3 years in Ohé en Laak, The Netherlands

V.K.C. Aalsmeer 2000

Distinguished by unique colored flowers in racemes contrasting with green leaves

Careless Whisper

Hybridiser: M. de Cooker 2000 NL

Seed Donor: Sparkling Whisper x (checkerboard x Machu Picchu)

Pollen Donor: Sparkling Whisper x (checkerboard x Machu Picchu)

NKvF number: 4770

AFS number: 7639

Flower: single, hanging from a neutral solid stem, white / pink, 35mm.

Flower Tube: sleeve, angular diameter, light red 38A, blush red, 22x8mm.

Sepals: horizontal position, symmetry four sides, top and sectional plane, boss dimensions small and light 151D, all white color, 21x7mm.

Petals: normally shaped crown, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are normally formed with a tip and partially folded, light pink color base 55D, society and outskirts pink 55B, 10x15mm.

Filament: pink, 4 long and 4 short stamens, 18-13mm.

Anther: yellow.

Pollen: missing.

Style: white, 35mm.

Stigma: yellow, lobed.

Flowering: normal.

Flowering: normal.

Bud: triphyllas shape, point sideways, angular diameter, axillary one button per leafaxil summit opens normally.

Berry: No data.

Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot heart shape, slightly serrated edge, matt appearance, smooth and bumpy, veins deepens, medium green color top, bottom and lateral veins pale green, reddish midrib, petiole red.

Growth habit: erect.

Cultivation Method: bush for filtered light, best color in filtered light.

Special features: Self-branching and strong plant with sturdy branches. Approved by the VKC on 22-07-2000.

Other Awards VKC AM
Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #