Year Introduced: 1996
Named after the iconic Dutch writer of children's books, poetry, musicals and more, this beautiful fuchsia of unusual colouring, and attractively shaped blooms, is easy to grow. Good for hanging baskets and containers. May survive a slight frost but not winter hardy.
Tube: Magenta, medium length and thickness.
Sepals: Same magenta as tube, held horizontally, tips recurved.
Corolla: Palest purple with distinct magenta veining at the base, 1/4flared with smooth, slightly turned under petals.
Parentage: Insa x unknown.
AFS 6943, NKvF 3483
Annie M.G. Schmidt – No 6943 (Krom)
COROLLA: quarter flared, turned under petal margins; opens pale purple (75D) & magenta (57A); matures pale purple (75D); 23mm (7/8") long x 15mm (9/16") wide
SEPALS: horizontal, tips recurved; magenta (57A) upper & lower surfaces; 34mm (1 3/8”) long x 8mm (5/16”) wide
TUBE: magenta (57A); medium length & thickness; 15mm (9/16") long x 6mm (1/4") wide
STAMENS extend 17mm (5/8”) beyond the corolla; dark rose (57C) filaments; light brownish orange (165C) anthers
PISTIL extends 29mm (1 1/8”) beyond the corolla; reddish purple (67A) style; tan (165B) stigma
BUD is ovate, slender
FOLIAGE is dark green (147A) upper surface; medium green (147B) lower surface
Leaves are 50mm (2”) long x 28mm (1 1/8”) wide; ovate shaped, serrate edges, acute tips, acute bases
Veins, stems & branches are yellowish green (146B)
PARENTAGE: ‘Insa’ x unknown
Makes good basket
Prefers overhead filtered light
Best bloom color in filtered light
Tested 12 years in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
AWARDS: VKC Aalsmeer 17 Aug, 1996; Floriade Keurings 25 July, 2002
Distinguished by bloom shape & color
Hybridiser: DE. Krom 1996 NL
Seed parent: seedling of Insa
Pollen parent: N.A.
NKvF number: 3483
AFS number: 6943
Flower: single, hanging on a loose neutral stem, purple-red / ZLroze, 44mm.
Flower Tube: sleeve, round diameter, purple-red 61A, 18x8mm.
Sepals: half stand up, symmetry four sides, top and sectional plane, color outside and inside purple-red 61A, 40x9mm.
Petals: closed top, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are elongated with a smooth edge, red color base pair 67A, middle and outskirts light purplish pink 75D, veins purple-red, 27x16mm.
Filament: purple, four long and four short stamens, 35-23mm.
Style: purple, 49mm.
Stigma: yellow, lobed.
Flowering time: usual.
Bud: oblong, tip sideways, angular diameter, axillary one button per leaf axils, top open normal.
Berry: No data.
Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot rounded edge strongly serrated, matt look, and gad flat veins same color top and bottom medium green, midrib, veins and light green petiole.
Growth habit: half hanger.
Growing Method: hanger in the shade, color best in partial shade.
The leaf can not tolerate the sun. Approved by the VKC on 17-8-1996.
|Other Awards||VKC AM|
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|