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Delivery from August
Hybridiser: Stoel, Z, (NL)
Year Introduced: 1990
Height 90cm
Spread 80cm


Lidie Bartelink has masses of dainty single flowers opening from slender buds on surprisingly long pedicels. Virtually self-deadheading, always looks tidy. A tough, pretty, fuchsia that’s really hardy. Lax, airy growth habit.

Tube: Medium sized, dark rose 55A.

Sepals: Held horizontally. Dark rose 55A above, rose 52B below, becoming noticeably narrow towards the recurved tips, which are a pale yellowish green, this colouring more pronounced above.

Corolla: Red purple 66B, smooth petals, 1/4 flared.

Parentage: F. magellanica var. Longipedunculata x unknown.

AFS 2846, NKvF 2677

LIDIE BARTELINK - No. 2846 (Z. Stoel, 1991)

Single. Upright

Quarter flared 16mm (5/8") long x 13mm (1/2") wide COROLLA is red purple (66B) with smooth petal edges

Horizontally held 22mm (7/8") long x 6mm (1/4") wide SEPALS are dark rose (55A) on the upper surface, rose (52B) on the lower surface with recurved tips

Proportionately medium 15mm (5/8") long x 6mm wide TUBE is dark rose (55A)

STAMENS extend 12mm (1/2") beyond corolla with dark rose (55A) filaments and red purple (70B) anthers

PISTIL extends 32mm (1 1/4") beyond corolla with dark rose (55A) style and pale yellow (158B) stigma

Ovate BUD

FOLIAGE is dark green (147A) on the upper surface, medium green (147B) on the lower surface with 55mm (2 1/8") long x 25mm (1") wide lanceolate shaped leaves, serrulate edges, acute tips and rounded bases. Veins, stems and branches are red

PARENTAGE: F. magellanica var. longipedunculata x unknown

Self branching medium upright or pyramid

Grows in all exposures with best bloom color in bright light and is cold weather hardy to -18°C

Award of Merit, VKC Aalsmeer, The Netherlands

Tested 6 years in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Distinguished by: profuse blooms, bloom color, hardiness.

Other Awards VKC AM
Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H6 (Min -20°C to -15°C) #