Year Introduced: 1987
Subtly endearing flower colour and shape, a really attractive fuchsia, surprisingly uncommon. Flower colour is more pink if grown in full sun.
T: White with pink flush, short.
Sepals: White with pink flush, held horizontally with some recurve.
Corolla: White with pink blush and pink veins towards base of petals, three quarter flared when mature.
Foliage: Mid green.
Parentage: Paula Jane x (Bobby Shaftoe x).
OLIVE MOON - No. 2141 (Tite, 1987)
Half flared 19mm (3/4) long x 32mm (1 1/4) wide COROLLA is white with pale magenta flush from base of petals with darker veins and wavy petal edges
Half up 38mm (1 1 /2) long x 13mm (1/2) wide SEPALS are almost white with the palest pink flush on the upper surface, neyron rose (55C) on the lower surface with reflexed pale yellow green tips
Proportionately short 13mm long x 7mm (1/4) white with a pale pink flush TUBE is of proportionately medium thickness
STAMENS extend 19mm below corolla with rose red (58B) filaments and ruby red (61A) anthers
PISTIL extends 38mm below corolla with very pale pink style and light yellow (4C) stigma
Rather short pointed BUD is 19mm across shoulder
FOLIAGE is midgreen (137B) on the upper surface, light green (138B) on the lower surface with 51mm (2) long x 25mm (1) wide ovate shaped leaves, serrulate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins are light green except for the light purple base of the main vein
Stems are light purple with light green flushed light purple branches
PARENTAGE: Paula Jane x Bobby Shaftoe seedling
Self branching small upright
Makes a rather flat spreading short jointed bush
Prefers overhead filtered light, is heat tolerant if shaded with best bloom color in filtered light Will stand full sun but blooms are more pink
Tested 3 years in Pagham, Bognor Regis, W
Sussex, England UK
Distinguished by: bloom color and size with bloom held outward on short pedicels.
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|