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Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Strümper, Karl, (DE)
Year Introduced: 1989
Height 35cm
Spread 40cm


This challenging fuchsia looks fantastic when a mature plant. Has profuse, tubular flowers that last and last, sometimes more than three weeks. Not easy, and slow to grow, but gives a wonderful reward to those who succeed.

Named after the German physician Leonhart Fuchs (1501 - 1566), who was one of the three founding fathers of botany.

The genus Fuchsia was also named after him in 1703 by Charles Plumier (1646 - 1704). A French monk, also a scientist and botanist, Plumier discovered Fuchsia triphylla in 1696 or 1897 on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (now known as Dominican Republic and Haiti).

Tube: Orange, very long, slim.

Sepals: Light green, orange base, short, 1/2 to fully down, recurved.

Corolla: Orange 32A, short, spoon shaped petals, 1/2 flared.

Foliage: Medium green leaves, have a purple/brown tinge when young.

Parentage: Lechlade Rocket x Rubra Grandiflora.

AFS 2528, NKvF 1995

LEONHART VON FUCHS - No. 2528 (Strümper, 1989)

Single. Trailer

Half flared 10mm (3/8) long x 20mm (3/4) wide COROLLA is orange (32A) with slightly wavy petal edges

Fully down 14mm (1/2) long x 5mm (1/8) wide SEPALS are light green with recurved tips

Proportionately long thin 120mm (4 3/4) long x 4mm (1/8) wide TUBE is orange

STAMENS do not extend below corolla with cream filaments and yellow anthers

PISTIL does not extend below corolla with waxy pink style and stigma

Longish pointed BUD

FOLIAGE is reddish brown maturing to medium green (147B) with 60-80mm (2 3/8-3 1/8) long x 20-30mm (3/4-1 1/8) wide lanceolate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and bases

PARENTAGE: Lechlade Rocket x F. fulgens var. rubra grandiflora

Natural trailer will make a good basket

Prefers overhead filtered light and is heat tolerant if shaded with best bloom color in bright light

Difficult to propagate, easy to grow once rooted, profuse blooms

Tested 4 years in Göttingen, West Germany

Distinguished by: tube length.

Flower Size
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Flower Type
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Semi Trailing #
H1c (Min 5°C to 10°C) #
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