Mario has named this lovely plant after his wife, Anna Sonja, as they both have happy faces. A lovely name for a lovely and unusual fuchsia that deserves tol be enduringly popular.Best as a mature plant, and best grown as a bush, (also suitable for standards). Pinch three times for best results. In ..
Could this be one of most beautiful fuchsias ever? Also easy to grow - providing you don't overwater it! Named after one of Mario's Irish Terriers. See picture on page 2 of the Dec 2014 issue of the Fuchsia Breeder's Initiative (see Links).The earliest and latest flowers of the season will be pale ..
Mario recommends not growing this self branching cultivar as a standard, and suggests best results are obtained from early cuttings. He advises five to ten cuttings per basket or container.Named after John Dowland's “The Firste Booke Of Songes”, number 19.Awake, sweet love! Thou art return'd,My hea..
Very beautiful triphylla hybrid with dramatic red orange flowers and good foliage. Don't pinch – see hybridiser tab for details.Tube: Red orange 40A, long, thin.Sepals: Red orange 40A, slender, 1/2 down, reflexed.Corolla: Red orange 40A, unflared, long spoon shaped petals, on stalks.Foliage: Dark g..
Another of Mario de Cooker's wonderful hybrids, this self-branching fuchsia carries its delightful rose pink tubular flowers in generous terminal clusters.Tube: Light coral 38A, faint darker stripes, long and slender.Sepals: White below, coral at base above, pale green recurved tip. Horizontal to 1/..
A hardy garden cultivar, that will also make a good basket. However you grow it, those big flowers are gorgeous.Tube: Magenta 63B, quite long,thin.Sepals: Pale lavender 69C above, light purple red 78D below. Horizontal but well recurved.Corolla: Purple 83B, base red purple 71C, unflared, long, smoo..
Another stunning cultivar from Mario, slender, elegant and dramatic. Ideal for containers, makes a good basket, and can also be planted in the garden as a permanent hardy. Numerous flowers in terminal racemes. Superb.Stamens and pistil extend only about 1cm from the corolla, even when the flower is ..
Pale, pearlescent colours that are hard to describe adequately. Another wonderful cultivar from a great hybridiser.Tube: White 155A.Sepals: White 155D, light greenish yellow 151C recurved tip, very long, 1/2 down.Corolla: White, matures palest purple 76D, long, unflared.Parentage: ((Elsie Mitchell x..
Very attractive flower shape and colours, easy to grow, Mario recommends pinching once or twice. If not pinched , he says, 'January cuttings statrt flowering already abundantly in May'. He has named it after one of the family Airedale Terriers.Tube: Pale rose, longish and slim.Sepals: Pale rose, h..
This certainly is a very vigorous and beautiful fuchsia, take a look at the hybridiser comments tab to see Mario's description.Tube: Pale rose pink.Sepals: Pale rose pink, held 1/2 down and slightly reflexed.Corolla: White with pale rose pink blush, 1/4 flared.Foliage: Dark green.Parentage: ((Göttin..
Fabulous basket variety, and a doddle to grow, inheriting good qualities from both parents. In spite of the name, this is a cheery and very lovely self branching fuchsia. It’s always one of the earliest to start flowering, bearing masses of large, elegant, and vividly coloured flowers throughout th..
A striking species hybrid, producing clusters of huge and dramatic, long, dark orange,tubular flowers on a self branching, semi trailing plant. Likes the sun and has good heat tolerance if roots are shaded.Tube: Dark orange 41A, very long.Sepals: Dark orange 40B, yellow green 144A tips, 1/2 down.Co..
A gorgeous new species hybrid from Mario de Cooker. Marble Crepe is a bush fuchsia with clusters of large, strongly tubular flowers in pale pink.Tube: 35mm (1 3/8") long, white and pale blush pink.Sepals: Short, white, yellowish green tips, held half down.Corolla: Quarter flared, white with pink e..
Medium sized bush, notably slow growing when young, with fairly small but very sturdy flowers, freely produced.Tube: Rosy red pink, short and stubby, only fractionally longer than wide.Sepals: Pink red 52B above, pink red 52C below, green 149D slightly recurved tip, short, broad, concave, horizontal..
Profuse flowering, self branching and trouble free. This glorious new cultivar from Mario is sure to prove popular. His inspiration for the name came from coverage of the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where Carol Klein was introduced as 'our Pavilion Princess'. A lovely tribute to an inspirational ..
Vigorous growth, superb looking fuchsia that flowers well but not as heavily as some. However the flowers look fabulous against the backdrop of dark foliage and give a pleasing balanced appearance overall.Tube: Rich rose red 52A, long in proportion to the entire flower.Sepals: Rich rose red above,..
Much more purple than pictured when grown in sun. Naturally trailing.Tube: White with purple blush, long and slender, much bolder purple if grown in full sun.Sepals: White with slightly deeper purple blush than tube, held 1/4down with slight recurve.Corolla: Deep purple, 1/4 flared when mature.Fo..
An unusual triphylla type fuchsia that flowers profusely. The hybridiser, Mario de Cooker, recommends not planting this one in too big a pot because of a 'relatively weak root system'. He also says 'Best as bush, but also tree is possible'.T: Long, mainly white with pink blushes.Sepals: White shadin..
To see at its best, site in dappled shade, flower colour fades in direct sun. Especially good if grown from early (January or February) cuttings, and pinched once or twice. A truly beautiful fuchsia, that shows its triphylla origins in the clusters of tubular flowers. The triphylla genes are heavily..
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, refle..
Flowers freely, in a mix of shocking flamingo pink and claret. Beautiful and eye-catching.Tube: Light coral 38A and red 46C, long & thick.Sepals: Dark red 47A above, dark orange red 34A below, fully down, reflexed.Corolla: Orange 29A edged pink 62A, matures red purple 67A, unflared.Foliage: ..
A striking new entry to the triphylla group, which overwinters well. Another beauty from Mario, clusters of large, tubular, bell shaped flowers in dramatic orange and red. Self branching bush. Tube: Orange 50A, long, and flaring to a bell shape at the corolla end. Sepals: Orange 50A, fully down, b..
Vigorous, self branching, makes a good basket or bush. Named after a family brown and white Fox Terrier which sadly passed away in 2010. Tube: Waxy white with pink blush, or pink, and with occasional green stripes. Short.Sepals: Light pink upper, darker rose pink undersides, with recurved apple g..
An unusual and lovely species hybrid with clusters of long, tubular flowers in shades of red and orange. Resents full sun.Tube: Red 53C, long.Sepals: Red 53C above, slightly paler 53D below, broad and short, fully down.Corolla: Opens and matures light orange 41C, unflared, smooth petal edges.Foliag..
Gorgeous species hybrid that flowers from autumn to spring and prefers part shade. Very different from a triphylla although terminal flowering. Best supported (or allow to wander about).Tube: Purple red 71B, flaring slightly towards sepal end.Sepals: Red purple 60B above, somewhat lighter N57C belo..