Year Introduced: 1988
A little charmer that's easy to grow and very rewarding, being noted for its profuse blooming. Growth is short jointed, slightly lax, and vigorous. The plant itself is only small to medium sized, and is suitable for smaller standards. Minimum temperature 2.2°C (36°F).
Tube: Pale pink 49C, slender.
Sepals: Pink 50D with rose blushes, held 1/2 up, recurved.
Corolla: White 155D, smooth, overlapping petals.
Foliage: Darkish green.
Parentage: Cloverdale Pearl x Coconut Ice.
Harlow Car is the the right spelling, by the way, and is what the now famous RHS Garden site was originally called. And what it was called when Eric Johns bred and named this fuchsia. The name of the garden has since been changed to Harlow Carr, but that doesn't alter the registered name of the plant.
The compiler of the RHS Plant Finder confirmed this:
"‘Harlow Car’ looks strange but this was discussed by the RHS’ Advisory Panel on Nomenclature and Taxonomy (APONAT) on 30 May 1995 where: “It was agreed that the spelling of an epithet commemorating a person or place should remain as published, irrespective of that person or place later adopting a different spelling of their name. The case of Harlow Car/Harlow Carr had been indicated” . Harlow Car was, apparently, a previous spelling."
HARLOW CAR - No. 2327 (Johns, 1988)
Half flared 25mm (1) long x 25mm wide COROLLA is white (155D) with smooth petal edges
Half up 25mm long x 10mm (3/8) wide SEPALS are pink (50D) with recurved tips
Proportionately medium length 10mm long x 5mm (1/8) wide light pink (49C) TUBE is of proportionately thin to medium thickness
STAMENS extend 7mm (1/4) below corolla with pink (52D) filaments and dark rose (54A) anthers
PISTIL extends 25mm below corolla with light pink (56B) style and yellowish white tipped rose stigma
FOLIAGE is medium green (137B) on the upper surface, yellowish green (146B) on the lower surface with 38mm (1 1/2) long x 19mm (3/4) wide leaves with serrulate edges, acute tips and obtuse bases
Veins, stems and branches are red
PARENTAGE: Cloverdale Pearl x Coconut Ice
Lax symmetrical upright or standard
Prefers overhead filtered light in a cool climate with best bloom color in filtered light
Cold weather hardy to 36°F
Tested 3 years in Hull and Harrogate, England UK
Distinguished by: profuse bloom, vigor.
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|