Year Introduced: 1982
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)
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
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.
Style: white, 36mm.
Stigma: white, lobed.
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.
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|H5 (Min -15°C to -10°C)||#|