Year Introduced: 2013
A little charmer, 'Gill Chumbley' often has two flowers per axil, and neat, short-jointed growth. Lovely and distinctive, has character. The number of petals varies, at least between four (single) and eight (minimum for a double).
This was one of the late Alan Swaby's seedlings saved after his death by Trevor Strickland for the British Fuchsia Society's Special Interest Group (Pre 1914, Species and Hybridising). It was formerly known as SIG AS 25, voted as one of the SIG's top ten, and subsequently named at their May 2015 meeting.
Tube: Purple red N57A.
Sepals: Purple red N57A blush and central stripe above, on a pale pink ground. The same colour, but more strongly flushed, below, pale green tip, 1/2 up, recurved. One sepal is often higher than the other three.
Corolla: White N155B, small but distinct purple red N57A, basal flush and short veins. Petals are smooth and incurved, with a rounded edge, 1/4 flared.
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|