Year Introduced: 1984
A truly variegated sport of the famous fuchsia 'Swingtime', with identical flowers. The brightly variegated leaves, (quite different to those of 'Golden Swingtime') needs good light but will bleach and burn in full sun.
Tube: Fairly short, red (45B).
Sepals: Fairly short and very broad, red, held fully up, tips recurved.
Corolla: Fully double, widely flared, pleated white petals with reddish veins at the base
Foliage: Heavily variegated in gold and reddish tones, particularly the young growth.
Parentage: Sport of Swingtime.
AFS 2155, NKvF 2438
Arcadia Gold - pending. (Birch)
Double. Trailer or upright
All bloom details are identical to Swingtime
FOLIAGE is same size as parent and varies in shades of light to mid-olive green with yellow to gold varigations
Yellow-gold variegations can be absent or present on different ovate shaped leaves and vary as to the amount covering from none to the whole leaf
Some of the leaves are just edged in yellow-gold while some are irreg- ularly blotched
Edges of leaf are serrate with obtuse tips and rounded bases
Veins are bright red with red stems and branches
PARENTAGE: sport of Swingtime
Self branching lax up- right or stiff trailer
Will make a good basket, upright, standard, pyramid or decorative
Prefers overhead filtered light and appears to have retained vigor of parent
Best bloom and foliage color in bright light
Tested 1 year near County Cleveland, England UK and registration pending upon completion of testing period
Distinguishing feature: different than Golden Swingtimeas foliage is truly variegated
|Certificates & Nominations||NKvF RC|
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C)||#|