Year Introduced: 1987
This fuchsia is just fabulous. Stunningly colourful and unusual medium sized flowers are rapidly and continuously produced until the second or third hard frost.
Tube: Pink and red with yellow-green streaks, fairly thick and wide at ovary end and slim at sepal base end.
Sepals: Red (52A) and dark rose pink (55A) with large yellow-green (145A) tips which are recurved at the very ends. Held horizontally when mature.
Corolla: Purple with red overtone (74B), 1/2 to 3/4 flared, petals have wavy edges.
Parentage: (F. magdalenae x Rubra Grandiflora) x Royal Purple.
AFS 2397, NKvF 2194
WALZ DOEDELZAK - NO. 2397 (Waldenmaier, 1989)
Three quarter flared 22mm (7/8") long x 20mm (3/4") wide COROLLA is reddish purple (74B) with smooth to wavy petal edges
Horizontally held 31mm (1 (1/4") long x 9mm (3/8") wide SEPALS are red (52A)/dark rose (55A) with large yellowish green (145A) recurved tips
Proportionately medium length 23mm (7/8") long x 11mm (3/8") wide light pink (49C)/red (52A) conical TUBE is proportionately thick and is wider at ovary than at sepal base
STAMENS extend 15mm (5/8") below corolla with pink filaments and yellow anthers
PISTIL extends 30mm (1 (1/8") below corolla with light pink style and pink stigma
Horizontally held blooms
FOLIAGE is mid- to dark green with 90mm (3 (1/2") long x 40mm (1 (5/8") wide ovate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases. Veins, stems and branches are red
PARENTAGE: (F. magdalenae x F. fulgens var. rubra grandiflora) x Royal Purple
Tall upright or standard
Prefers overhead filtered light to full sun with best bloom color in bright light
VKC Award of Merit, 1987, The Netherlands
Tested 3 years in Schaijk, The Netherlands
Distinguished by: bloom color, tube shape.
Flower: single; medium-sized hanging flower
Flower Tube: up to 2 mm above the ovary, the flower tube is thin; this is much thicker than abruptly, after which the diameter becomes gradually smaller up to about half of the cross-section of the thickening at the base; color: deep pink / red (45B)
Sepals: horizontal ceding; arched tops; the outside and the inside have the same color: deep pink / red, anticipation through almost white to light green; light green tops
Petals ½ outstanding; the large shell-shaped petals, have at the top edge in the middle of a lobe; color: deep mauve / purple (72C); red veins
Filament: pink; some filaments are regularly outside the crown
Stigma: pink; clavate
Flowering time: normal
Bud: bag shape; point sideways
Leaf: quite large elliptical leaves; pointed apex; obtuse base; rather coarsely toothed edge; color: dark green; red petiole
Leaf position: 3 or more leaves per stem node, also the sheet crosswise position occurs
Habit: upright; self branching
Cultivation Method: shrub or tree crown to place in filtered light
Particulars: in the sun, the darker flower; easy, sturdy plant. The tips of the sepals give the flower a nice contrast.
|Other Awards||VKC AM|
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|