Year Introduced: 1999
An unusual triphylla type fuchsia that flowers profusely. The hybridiser, Mario de Cooker, recommends not planting this one in too big a pot because of a 'relatively weak root system'. He also says 'Best as bush, but also tree is possible'.
T: Long, mainly white with pink blushes.
Sepals: White shading gradually to rose pink then apple green at tips.
Corolla: Bold rose pink gradually fading to pale pink at base of petals. Lovely.
Foliage: Mid green.
Parentage: (Pangea x (Elsie Mitchell x F. magellanica Alba)) x ((Checkerboard x Machu Picchu) x (Checkerboard x Machu Picchu)). (Around 10-20% triphylla genes in this one)
AFS 7653, NKvF 3911
Roger de Cooker – No 7653 (de Cooker 2011)
COROLLA: quarter flared, rosette shape, smooth petal margins; opens light reddish purple (73A) edged light rose (73C); matures light reddish purple (73A); 10mm (3/8") long x 8mm (5/16") wide
SEPALS: half down, tips reflexed; white (155D) tipped light green (145D) upper and lower surfaces; 16mm (5/8") long x 8mm (5/16") wide
TUBE: white (155D); long, thin; 35mm (1 3/8") long x 7mm (1/4") wide
STAMENS do not extend beyond the corolla; light rose (58D) filaments; pale yellow (2D) anthers
PISTIL does not extend beyond the corolla; light rose (58D) style; pale yellow (2D) stigma
BUD: Triphylla shape
FOLIAGE: dark green (137A) upper surface; dark green (137A) lower surface
Leaves are 59mm (2 3/8") long x 34mm (1 3/8") wide, ovate shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, obtuse bases. Veins, stems and branches are light green
PARENTAGE: [Pangea x (Elsie Mitchell x F. magellanica var. alba)] x [(Checkerboard x Machu Picchu) x (Checkerboard x Machu Picchu)]
Makes good upright or standard
Prefers overhead filtered light
Best bloom and foliage color in filtered light
Tested 3 years in Ohé en Laak, The Netherlands
VKC Aalsmeer 1999
Distinguished by combination of white triphylla type flower and dark green leaves
Roger de Cooker
Hybridiser: M. de Cooker 1999 NL
Seed Parent: Pangea x (x Elsie Mitchell F.magellanica var. Alba)
Pollen Parent: (Checkerboard Machu Picchu x) x (x Checkerboard Machu Picchu)
NKvF number: 3911
AFS number: 7653
Flower: Just hanging on a loose neutral stalk, white / lilac, 47mm.
Flower Tube: tube, diameter round, white 155D, 35x6mm.
Sepals: half-down position, symmetry both sides, top and sectional plane, boss dimensions small and very light 145D, 155D white color outside and inside, 17x8mm.
Petals: rosette-shaped top, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are normally formed with an edge and are pleated, color base 56D very pale pink, light pink midfield 73C, 73A outskirts lilac pink, 10x8mm.
Filament: pink, variable length, 12-8mm.
Style: white, 61mm.
Stigma: cream, lobed.
Flowering: normal to rich.
Bud: triphyllas shape, point sideways, angular diameter, 1-2 axillary buds per leaf axil, normally open top.
Berry: No data.
Leaf: egg shape, top striker foot stomp, slightly serrated edge, matt appearance, smooth and flat, veins deepened color top and bottom means green, midrib, veins and light green petiole.
Growth habit: erect.
Cultivation Method: shrub or stem front filtered light, best color in filtered light.
Special features: self-branching plant with graceful, porcelain-like flowers and beautiful leaf / flower contrast. Approved by the VKC on 24-7-1999.
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