Year Introduced: 1985
A prolific and near continuous bearer of brightly coloured flowers, needs frequent deadheading. Though lax the spreading growth is strong, (pinch to shape when young) and can support the huge swathes of flowers this fuchsia can produce. Enjoys sun. Recommended. Hardy to at least -8°C.
Tube: Rose pink 48B quite long.
Sepals: Held horizontally, rose pink 48B above, red 39C through a tinge of white to green recurved tips below.
Corolla: Bright, slightly smoky red, 43B, 1/2flared.
Parentage: Speciosa x (Oranje Boven x Je Maintendrai).
AFS 1868, NKvF 1588
MACHU PICCHU - No. 1868 (de Graaff, 1985)
Single. Trailer or upright
Quarter flared 12mm (1/2) long x 12mm wide COROLLA is scarlet (43B) with smooth rounded petal edges
Horizontally held 18mm (3/4) long x 9mm (3/8) wide SEPALS are empire rose (48B) on the upper surface, jasper red (39C) on the lower surface; green tips are recurved
Proportionately long 20mm (3/4) long x 6mm (1/4) wide TUBE is empire rose and proportionately medium thick
STAMENS extend 4mm (1/8) below corolla with empire rose filaments and pale yellow (2D) anthers
PISTIL extends 20mm (3/4) below corolla with french rose (49D) style and pale yellow (4D) stigma
Ovate pointed BUD
FOLIAGE is fuchsia green (137A) on the upper surface, lighter (147B) on the lower surface with 90mm (3 1/2) long x 50mm (2) wide ovate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins are light green, stems light brown and branches red tinted green
PARENTAGE: Speciosa x unknown
Lax upright or stiff trailer
Will make a good basket, decorative or trellis
Prefers full sun
Best bloom color in bright light
Award of Merit (VKC, Holland)
Tested 3 years in Lisse, Holland and introduced in 1977
Distinguishing features: shape and color of bloom, blooms whole year, hardy.
Hybridiser: H. J. de Graaf 1977 EN
Seed parent: Speciosa
Pollen parent: seedling Oranje Boven x You Maintiendrai
NKvF number: 1588
AFS number: 1868
Flower: single, hanging on a loose neutral stem, orange pink / orange, 38mm.
Flower Tube: sleeve, round diameter, orange pink 48C, 20x9mm.
Sepals: stand half down, four-sided symmetry, top up, cross-sectional plane, boss dimensions 150C half and yellow-green, pink exterior color red 52C, 49C inside pink, 22x10mm.
Petals: bell-shaped crown, bottom view around, outstanding quarter, the petals are usually formed immediately smooth edge and are pleated, pale orange color base, middle and outskirts orange 32A, 15x4mm.
Filament: orange, equal in length, 13mm.
Style: pink, 26mm.
Stigma: yellow, lobed.
Flowering time: usual.
Bud: oblong, tip sideways, round diameter, two axillary buds per leaf axils, normally open top.
Berry: No data.
Leaf: egg shape, top striker foot heart shape, edge slightly serrated, looks dull, flat and velvety, deeper veins, color top and veins medium green, bottom, midrib and petiole light green.
Growth habit: half hanger.
Growing Method: hanger or shrub found in filtered light, best color in filtered light.
Special features: no data.
|Other Awards||VKC AM|
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H4 (Min -10°C to -5°C)||#|