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Ede Staal
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Koerts, Tielko, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2004
Height 60cm
Spread 55cm


This amazingly pretty fuchsia carries its flowers in terminal clusters. It was named by its hybridiser, Tielko Koerts, in tribute to Ede Ulfert Staal who was a Dutch singer-songwriter from the Northern province of Groningen who sang mainly in the Gronings dialect.

Tube: Proportionately long, white sometimes with the merest hint of pink.

Sepals: Pale pink through bold bright pink to apple green tips, held ½ up and slightly reflexed.

Corolla: Baby rose pink with darker picotee edges, ½ flared.

Parentage: Gerharda's Panache x Lord Lonsdale.

AFS 5585, NKvF 4875

Ede Staal - No5585 (Koerts, 2004)



COROLLA: half flared, turned up petal margins; opens & matures rose (65A) edged magenta (58B); 15mm (9/16”) long 22mm (7/8”) wide

SEPALS: horizontal; tips recurved; yellowish white (158A) blushed rose (55B) upper surface; dark rose (58C) tipped reddish purple (61B) lower surface; 22mm (7/8”) long x 12mm (1/2”) wide

TUBE: yellowish white (158A) blushed rose (50B); long, medium thickness; 24mm (15/16”) long x 8mm (5/16”) wide

STAMENS: extend 2mm (1/16”) below corolla; light pink (65B) filaments; light yellow (12C) anthers

PISTIL: extends 18mm (11/16”) below the corolla; yellowish white (158A) style; yellow (20B) stigma

BUD: long & small, pointed

FOLIAGE: dark green (147A) upper surface; light olive green (148B) lower surface

Leaves are 86mm (3 3/8”) long x 52mm (2 1/16”) wide, ovate shaped, serrated edges, acute tips and rounded bases

Light green (137C) veins; light green (148C) stems; plum (184B) branches

PARENTAGE: ‘Gerharda’s Panache’ x ‘Lord Lonsdale’

Medium upright

Makes good upright, standard or decorative

Prefers overhead filtered light, warm climate

Best bloom and foliage color in bright light

Tested 3 years in Stadskanaal, The Netherlands

Distinguished by flowering in long racemes and blossom color combination.

Ede Staal

Hybridiser: T.G. Koerner 2003 NL

Seed Parent: Gerharda's Panache

Pollen Parent: Lord Lonsdale

NKvF number: 4875

AFS number: 5585

Flower: single, standing off to a solid neutral stem, pink / pink 37mm.

Flower Tube: sleeve, round diameter, 36D pink, dark pink blush, 20x6mm.

Sepals: horizontal position, four-sided symmetry, top variable diameter sphere, boss dimensions small and dark 54B, 54C dark exterior color, interior pink 54D, 22x6mm.

Petals: bell-shaped crown, bottom view oval, half outstanding, the petals are normally formed with an edge, basic color pink 36D, 55C midfield pink, pink edge area 55B, 17x15mm.

Filament: pink, variable length, 22x19mm.

Anther: pink.

Pollen: cream.

Style: pink, 55mm.

Stigma: yellow, lobed.

Flowering: normal.

Flowering: normal.

Bud: oblong, point sideways, round cross section, one axillary bud per leaf axil, normally open top.

Berry: No data.

Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot blunt edge slightly toothed, glossy appearance, smooth and bumpy, veins deepened color top and bottom means green, midrib, veins and reddish petiole.

Growth habit: erect.

Cultivation Method: bush for in full sun, best color in bright light.

Specialties: plant with an F. triphyllas origin (Gerharda's Panache).

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