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Hybridiser: de Cooker, Mario, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2010
Height 85cm
Spread 80cm


A terrific combination from Mario de Cooker, a genuine triphylla hybrid, with clusters of typical dark tubular flowers, but hardy to -15°C! Needs and prefers a sunny position. (If in a pot, roots must be shaded.)

Tube: Dark red 53A, long, slender.

Sepals: Dark red above, red 53B below, 1/2 down, reflexed.

Corolla: Opens and matures dark rose 51A, wavy petal edges, unflared.

Parentage: (Göttingen x Our Ted) x F. magellanica var. Alba.

AFS 7655, NKvF 4861

‘Scarlet Jester’ – No 7655 (de Cooker 2011)

Single. Upright/Trailer.

COROLLA: unflared, wavy petal margins; opens & matures dark rose (51A); 11mm (7/16") long x 10mm (3/8") wide.

SEPALS: half down, tips reflexed; dark red (53A) upper surface; red (53B) lower surface; 17mm (5/8") long x 6mm (1/4") wide.

TUBE: dark red (53A); long, thin; 42mm (1 5/8") long x 4mm (1/8") wide.

STAMENS extend 5mm (3/16”) beyond the corolla; rose (51B) filaments; orange (19A) anthers.

PISTIL extends 12mm (7/16”) beyond the corolla; red (53D) style; orange (34C) stigma.

BUD: Long, triphylla type.

FOLIAGE: dark green (137A) upper surface; medium green (137C) lower surface.

Leaves are 77mm (3 1/16") long x 39mm (1 1/2”) wide, pubescent, elliptic shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, rounded bases.

Veins are light green, stems & branches are reddish.

PARENTAGE: (‘Göttingen’ x ‘Our Ted’) x F. magellanica var. alba.

Lax upright or stiff trailer.

Makes good basket or upright.

Prefers full sun in cool climate.

Best bloom color in bright light.

Tested 7 years in Ohé en Laak, The Netherlands.

Nominated by N.K.v.F. as recommendable cultivar.

Distinguished by flower shape & color.

Scarlet Jester

‘Scarlet Jester’ is a triphylla hybrid fuchsia which originated in 2004 from a crossing of an unnamed triphylla hybrid seedling ‘Göttingen’ x ‘Our Ted’ with F. magellanica var. alba, the latter being one of the most hardy fuchsias available.

‘Scarlet Jester’ has inherited the hardiness of F. magellanica var. alba, but has preserved a clear triphylla type shaped flower.

Grown outdoors in the garden, it has survived the last two winters’ long lasting severe temperatures as low as -15° C (5° F). Flowering is proliferous and continues until the start of the winter season.

Certificates & Nominations NKvF RC
Flower Size
Large (4.5 - 6cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Semi Trailing #
H5 (Min -15°C to -10°C) #
Tubular Flower #