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Roger de Cooker
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: de Cooker, Mario, (NL)
Year Introduced: 1999
Height 40cm
Spread 40cm


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)

Single. Upright

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)]

Medium upright

Self branching

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.

Anther: cream.

Pollen: missing.

Style: white, 61mm.

Stigma: cream, lobed.

Flowering: normal to rich.

Flowering: normal.

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.

Flower Size
Large (4.5 - 6cm) #
Flower Type
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Upright Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #
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