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£2.25
Delivery from August
Hybridiser: Meillez, A, (FR)
Year Introduced: 1853
Height 60cm
Spread 75cm

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Flowers profusely, slim dark flowers complementing the foliage. An exhibition banker that's versatile and has something for everyone. Needs good light.

Many fuchsias sold in the UK as 'Sunray' turn out to be 'Tom West' instead, but they are very different cultivars. Tom West is a Corallina sport, and looks like one. It's fast growing, has fairly long, narrow leaves, and lax, spreading growth.

Amongst other differences, Sunray is slow growing, has flatter, more rounded leaves, and upright bushy growth.

Tube: Red, glossy, slim.

Sepals: Red, glossy, 1/2 down, slightly reflexed tip.

Corolla: Violet purple, 1/4 flared, smooth, overlapping petals.

Foliage: Narrow, pointed, pale silvery green leaves, central dark purple vein, often curved downwards or slightly twisted along their length. Heavily variegated in creamy white, with pink patches and an overall pink cast when grown in the sunny position it likes best. Stems are also dark purple.

Parentage: Sport of Corallina.

NKvF 2165

Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Habit
Semi Trailing #
Hardiness
H4 (Min -10°C to -5°C) #
Properties
Variegated Foliage #