Year Introduced: 1989
We can do no better than to provide Dave Clark’s own description of this gorgeous flower - see Hybridiser Comments tab. Dave is one of our favourite hybridisers, many of his cultivars are classics that we think merit a place in every collection. This one is an excellent exhibition cultivar that is also superb in pots, containers, bedding or borders.
Tube: Short, creamy white, with pink candy stripes
Sepals: Held horizontally. Pink, with a scarlet vein in the centre, and a trace of apple green on the recurved tips.
Corolla: Cream veined pink which is complimented with burgundy anthers and stigma. ½ flared, smooth petal edges
Foliage: Dark green
"This fuchsia is a show quality fuchsia and had won many awards nationwide. It is a true single with a short tube and pink sepals with a centre scarlet vein in the centre. The petals of the single corolla are cream veined pink which is complimented with burgundy anthers and stigma.
It has a compact growth pattern which is easy to shape. An excellent show variety that also makes an excellent standard. The flowers are also compliment by extremely dark green foliage. Very easy to grow and propagate.
It was named and dedicated to the local 'Crosby Soroptimist Society' at the request of the late Mrs. Margaret Berger, a past President of this Society. Margaret, a lovely lady, was also the Secretary of Merseyside Fuchsia Group. She was also instrumental in the naming of the fuchsia. 'Soroptimist International' which is also widely grown. See "My Fuchsias".
Reproduced by kind permission from Dave Clark
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C)||#|