Year Introduced: 1997
An unusual but appealing fuchsia with psychedelic colours and a spreading habit. Well suited to hanging basket display, so you can see the small, curiously beautiful flowers close up.
The leaves are well spaced, so should also work well flowering in a container with other plants it could thread through.
Use low nitrogen feed or you will get excessive leafy growth and few flowers.
Tube: Grey yellow 161A, quite long, red tints, much more red in sun.
Sepals: Grey yellow upper, again more red in sun, dark rose 180D below, fully up, recurved tip, quite short.
Corolla: Dark rose 180D, unflared, small, well separated petals.
Parentage: Rina Felix x F. procumbens.
AFS 4373, NKvF 3993
WALZ Polka - No. 4373 (Waldenmaier, 2000)
COROLLA is unflared with small separated vertical petals and smooth petal margins; opens and matures dark red (185A); 6mm (1/4”) long 5mm (3/16”) wide
SEPALS are fully up, tips recurved; grayish yellow (161A) upper surface, dark rose (180D) lower surface; 15mm (9/16”) long x 6mm (1/4”) wide
TUBE is grayish yellow (161A), proportionately long with medium thickness; 20mm (13/16”) long x 5mm (3/16”) wide
STAMENS extend 5mm (3/16”) below the corolla; plum (184C) filaments and dark red (185A) anthers
PISTIL extends 9mm (3/8”) below the corolla; pink (49A) style and yellow (2A) stigma
BUD is ovate and pointed
Foliage is medium green (137C) on upper surface and light olive green (147C) on lower surface
Leaves are 59mm (2 5/16”) long x 39mm (1 9/16”) wide; cordate shaped, wavy edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins, stems and branches are green
PARENTAGE: ‘Rina Felix’ x ‘F. procumbens’
Lax upright or stiff trailer. Makes good basket. Prefers overhead filtered light
Best bloom and foliage color in bright light
Tested three years in Herpen, the Netherlands
Award of Merit, VKC, KMTP, The Netherlands
Distinguished by bloom shape and color.
Flower: single; quite small; ceding to short sturdy stem; unusual coloring
Flower Tube: duct; Dim.. 20 x 5 mm; shiny; olive green (163A), slightly yellowish tinge; constricted at the base; blurred bright and darker streaks (165B)
Sepals: completely beaten back; outside: glossy olive green with slightly yellowish tinge; inside: striking colors (184A), base brownish (183B) to reddish brown top (183A)
Petals: not outstanding crown; Dim.. 6 x 4 mm; separately standing spatula-shaped petals, which are vertical; color: dark purple to brown to dull mahogany tinted (60A); velvety touch
Filament: cyclamen pink
Anther: ruby red
Stigma: bright green; lobed
Flowering: moderate to generous
Leaf: dark; medium; Dim.. 50 x 28 mm; ovoid; pointed apex; rounded foot; irregularly coarsely serrated edge; velvety surface; long petiole with brownish sheen; color: deep olive green to olive green with gold (147A) tinge; leaf is later visible ruby red veins and spots; top (147A), bottom side (148B); leaf arrangement is spread
Growth habit: half pendant; self branching
Cultivation Method: halfhanger shrub or standard for place in semi-shade, in connection with yellowish color of the flower; or full sun, but the flower is darker in color
Notes: This fuchsia should be given minimal nitrogen because he gives little flowers, without nitrogen much more flowers and shorter flowering branches. Virtually all forms of over-winter are possible, easy plant. Many properties of F. procumbens be found in this plant back.
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