Year Introduced: 1973
Unlike Countess of Aberdeen, Eleanor Leytham is much easier to root from cuttings. We’re rather glad about that, because this is a gorgeous fuchsia that’s usually hard to find. But just like that redoubtable old lady, her more modern daughter still won’t tolerate overwatering, (or full sun) and needs to almost dry out between waterings. Flowers in clusters near the top of a shoot, outward facing. Delightful.
Tube: Very short, very pale pink.
Sepals: Short, broad and pale baby pink, held horizontally.
Corolla: A shallow 1/2 flared cup of pale pink.
Foliage: Quite a dark green, with a thick textured appearance.
Parentage: Countess of Aberdeen x Pink Darling.
|Certificates & Nominations||BFS Bronze CM|
|Small (1.5 - 3cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|