Year Introduced: 1991
Distinctive and prolific blooms of delicious colouring, sturdy and self-branching. Disease resistant too.
Peter Lorimer's son is seeking any cultivars hybridised by his father, particularly Claire Rochfort, which the family have lost and which has great sentimental value. If anyone has Claire Rochfort, (or any other Lorimer cultivars not on this website), please do get in touch. For a full list, see the DDFGG Fuchsia Index, and Topic Search by Breeder under “Lorimer, Peter”.
Tube: Waxy cream flushed and striped rose 52C. Proportionately short, medium thick.
Sepals: Cream flushed rose 52C above, creped rose 52C below, 1/2 up, strongly recurved tips.
Corolla: Red purple 58A cream base matures magenta 58B, cream base edged dark orange 41A, 1/4 flared. Bell shaped.
Foliage: Healthy, attractive bronze tints to young growth.
Parentage: Joy Patmore x Northway.
Gladys Lorimer - No. 2781 (Lorimer, 1991)
Quarter flared bell shaped 19mm (3/4") long x 16mm (5/8") wide COROLLA opens red purple (58A), cream at base maturing to magenta (58B), cream at base edged dark orange (41A) with smooth petal edges
Half up 25mm (1") long x 10mm (3/8") wide SEPALS are cream flushed rose (52C) on the upper surface, creped rose (52C) on the lower surface with recurved tips
Proportionately medium thickness10mm long x 7mm (1/4") waxy cream flushed and striped rose (52C)
TUBE is proportionately short
STAMENS extend 13mm (1/2") beyond corolla with magenta (58B) filaments and anthers
PISTIL extends 22mm (7/8") beyond corolla with rose (52C) style and yellow stigma
FOLIAGE is medium green (146A) on the upper surface, lighter green on the lower surface with 55mm (2 1/8") long x 38mm (1 1/2") wide ovate shaped leaves, serrate edges, obtuse tips and rounded bases
Veins are light green with dull red stems and branches
PARENTAGE: Joy Patmore x Northway
Self branching small upright, standard or pyramid
Prefers full sun with best bloom color in bright light
Tested 5 years in Brighton, E
Sussex and Edenbridge, Kent England UK
Distinguished by: bloom/foliage color contrast, disease resistance.
Hybridiser: Lorimer 1991 UK
Seed parent: Joy Patmore
Pollen parent: Northway
NKvF number: 7157
AFS number: 2781
Flower: single, hanging on a loose neutral stem, pink / D.rood, 28mm.
Flower Tube: sleeve, round diameter, pink, 49A, 9x3mm.
Sepals: stand up to half curled symmetry four-sided, top up, section plane 49A pink color completely, 24x9mm.
Petals: closed top, bottom view around, not off position, the petals are spade-shaped with a smooth edge, entirely red color N57A, 12x18mm.
Filament: red, four long and four short stamens, 18-24mm.
Style: pink, 40mm.
Stigma: cream, lobed.
Flowering time: usual.
Bud: oblong, circular cross section, two axillary buds per leaf axils, top opens like a lantern.
Berry: No data.
Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot rounded edge cool, frosted appearance, smooth and flat, similar veins, color top and middle green veins, lower side light green, midrib and petiole red.
Growth habit: half hanger.
Growing Method: floppy bush for filtered light, best color in filtered light.
Special features: Plant with perky flowers.
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