Year Introduced: 1863
Classically beautiful and elegant, with large, long-lasting flowers in rich glowing colours. Fuchsias have to be good to last this long.
Edward Banks and his team of gardeners raised up to 10,000 seedlings yearly. Even among his peers, he was noted for being absolutely ruthless in his selection of the best, eventually retaining only a handful from each year deemed worthy of naming and introduction.
Tube: Rich, glossy cerise, slightly rounded shape, medium length and thickness.
Sepals: Same vibrant shade as tube, quite broad, almost 1/2 up, tips recurved.
Corolla: Rich purple, dark pink veins and paler base, 1/4 flared, smooth petals.
|Large (4.5 - 6cm)||#|
|H4 (Min -10°C to -5°C)||#|