Year Introduced: 1989
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)
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.
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