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Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Waldenmaier, Henk, (NL)
Year Introduced: 1987
Height 95cm
Spread 88cm


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)

Single. Upright

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

Anther: pink

Style: pink

Stigma: pink; clavate

Flowering: generous

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
Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Upright Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #