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Hybridiser: de Graaf, Herman, (NL)
Year Introduced: 1982
Height 55cm
Spread 55cm


Not your typical hardy, Galadriel is a jolly little fuchsia that enjoys a warm sunny position where it will flower particularly well. Ideal for permanent bedding with its bright colours, self branching compact habit, and outward-facing flowers. A real cutie.

Tube: Beige 159C, (ivory white), medium length, thick.

Sepals: Light cardinal red 53D above, cardinal red 53B below, ivory white at tube end, horizontal.

Corolla: Blood red 45D matures claret red 50A, ivory base, 1/4 flared. Incurved petals may be smooth or slightly rolled.

Parentage: Mephisto x Countess of Aberdeen.

AFS 1856, NKvF 1286

GALADRIEL - No. 1856 (de Graaff, 1985)

Single. Upright

Quarter flared 9mm (3/8") long x 11mm (3/8") wide COROLLA opens blood red (45D) maturing to claret red (50A) with a white base with wavy petals

Horizontally held l4mm (1/2") long x 7mm (1/4") wide SEPALS are light cardinal red (53D) on the upper surface, cardinal red(53B) on the lower surface with a white base; tips are recurved

Proportionately medium thick 10mm (3/8") long x 8mm (1/4") wide TUBE is beige (159C)

STAMENS extend l0mm (3/8") below corolla with rhodonite red (51D) fila- ments and claret rose (50C) anthers

PISTIL extends 14mm (1/2") below corolla with very light neyron rose (56D) style and light yellow (2D) stigma

Round pointed BUD

FOLIAGE is dark green (147A) on the upper surface, lighter (147B) on the lower surface with 40mm (l 5/8") long x 35mm (1 3/8") wide ovate to cordate shaped leaves, entire edges, obtuse tips and cordate bases

Veins are light green, stems greyed light brown and branches light green flushed light red purple

PARENTAGE: Mephisto x Countess of Aberdeen

Medium upright

Will make a good upright, standard or bonsai

Prefers full sun in a warm climate

Best bloom color in filtered light

Award of Merit (VKC, Holland)

Tested 5 years in Lisse, Holland and 2 years in AmSandKasten, West Germany; intro- duced in 1982

Distinguishing features: bloom shape and color combination, semi-erect bloom.


Hybridiser: H. J. de Graaff 1982 NL

Seed Parent: Mephisto

Pollen Parent: Countess of Aberdeen

NKvF number: 1286

AFS number: 1856

Flower: single, standing off to a solid neutral stem, 20mm.

Flower Tube: tube, diameter round, pinkish 159C, 11x8mm.

Sepals: variable position, four-sided symmetry, top up, diameter sphere, boss dimensions and small red 150D, color outside and inside white, blush pink 49D, 14x8mm.

Petals: closed top, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are normally formed with an edge and are pleated, basic color white, middle and outskirts orange 46C, 10x11mm.

Filament : pink, 4 long and 4 short stamens, 19-12mm.

Anther: eggplant.

Pollen: missing.

Style: white, 36mm.

Stigma: white, lobed.

Flowering: normal.

Flowering time: normal / hardy.

Bud peg top point sideways, angular diameter, axillary one button per leaf axil, top opens like a lantern.

Berry: No data.

Leaf: heart-shaped, top striker foot heart shape, slightly serrated edge, matt appearance, smooth and bumpy, veins deepens, medium green color top, bottom, midrib and veins pale green, reddish petiole.

Growth habit: erect.

Cultivation Method: hardy shrub for in full sun, best color in bright light.

Special features: the plant is best grown in soil in a sunny spot. Approved by the VKC on 10-8-1982.

Other Awards VKC AM
Flower Size
Small (1.5 - 3cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Compact Bush #
H5 (Min -15°C to -10°C) #