Year Introduced: c1887
This lovely old cultivar is fairly slow growing, stiffly upright and compact. It took us a long time to obtain it, we can safely say its reputation for being slow and difficult to root from cuttings is fully justified. We too, will have very few available. Not particularly easy to grow either. Like many of the most highly desirable fuchsias, this one absolutely will not tolerate overwatering. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you!)
Gorgeous, slightly outward facing flowers clustered towards the tops of the stems, set off by very handsome and close set dark, toothed leaves. The flowers are paler colours than described below when growing in shade, which it prefers. Would look superb as a small standard.
Tube: The tube is short and white N155B.
Sepals: Short and broad, light red pink 38D, held horizontally.
Corolla: The lower part of the corolla is purple red N57A, with the upper part a dark pink red 52A. half flared, smooth petal edges. Filaments are red pink 52B, anthers dark pink red 53C, style (lower) light red pink 38B, style (upper) light red pink 38D. The stigma is a surprising dark orange yellow 22A and the ovary a yellow green 145A. Pedicel yellow green 145B.
Foliage: Appears very dark green. Leaf (lower) light green 138D, leaf (upper) green 137C, leaf stalk 37A, veins 145C, stem yellow green (145C)
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