Year Introduced: 1993
Very successful show cultivar. The weight of the many flowers tends to cause the branches to arch downwards, making this useful for hanging baskets as well as containers. Highly recommended.
Tube: White, pink stripe, short, peg top.
Sepals: White, green recurved tip, 1/2 to fully up.
Corolla: Blue, matures more pink. White or pink base, pink smudges or splashes, up to fully flared.
Foliage: Mid green.
"Lillian Annetts is a true full double basket fuchsia in shades of white and blue. It has a short white tube striped pink. The white sepals are tipped green,and recurve to cover the tube when the flower is fully developed. The petals of the corolla are blue, fused white and pink which enhances the beauty of the flower. The flowers are complimented with medium sized foliage. The flowers are very full and heavy enough to arch the branches making it a perfect specimen for hanging baskets.
Lillian has been in the B.F.S. top ten for over six years and currently at number two with it's stable mate Wigan Peer. I am extremely lucky to have two of my cultivars at number one and two.
Lillian Annetts, as an unnamed seedling, was donated to the Heart Foundation, at Ormskirk Hospital, Lancashire. The opportunity to name this seedling was raffled and was won by Mr. Bob Annetts. He requested it be named after his wife Lillian. All the money raised from the raffle and sale of plants was donated to the Hospital to help provide care and equipment for patients"
Reproduced by kind permission from Dave Clark
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