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Hybridiser: de Cooker, Mario, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2011
Height 55cm
Spread 55cm


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 heart, which long in absence mourn'd,

Lives now in perfect joy.

Tube: Cream 158C, may have faint pink flushes, long and thick.

Sepals: Cream 158C, sometimes extremely pale pink, tiny green tips, 1/2 down.

Corolla: Opens a lovely pale pink 56C, matures cream 158C, little or no flare.

Foliage: Pale mid green

Parentage: Roger de Cooker x ((Checkerboard x Machu Picchu) x (Checkerboard x Machu Picchu)).

AFS 7980, NKvF 4914

Awake Sweet Love – No 7980 (De Cooker 2012)

Single. Upright/Trailer

COROLLA: unflared, smooth petal margins, rosette shape; opens pale pink (56C); matures cream (158C); 9mm (5/16") long x 10mm (3/8") wide

SEPALS are half down, tips reflexed; cream (158C) upper & lower surfaces; 19mm (3/4") long x 8mm (5/16") wide

TUBE is cream (158C); long, thick; 26mm (1") long x 5mm (3/16") wide

STAMENS extend 5mm (3/16") beyond the corolla; pink (36A) filaments; grayish yellow (160A) anthers

PISTIL extends 15mm (9/16") beyond the corolla; light pink (36C) style; pale pink (36D) stigma

BUD is longish

FOLIAGE is medium green (137B) upper surface; medium green (138B) lower surface

Leaves are 65mm (2 9/16") long x 40mm (1 9/16") wide, elliptic shaped, serrate edges, acute tips, rounded bases

Veins, stems & branches are reddish

PARENTAGE: Roger de Cooker x [(Checkerboard x Machu Picchu) x (Checkerboard x Machu Picchu)]

Lax upright or stiff trailer

Self branching

Makes good upright or stiff trailer

Prefers overhead filtered light

Best bloom & foliage color in limited light

Tested 9 years in Ohé en Laak, The Netherlands

Nominated by NKvF as recommendable cultivar

Distinguished by flower color combined with long racemes.and rounded bases

Awake Sweet Love

Hybridiser: M. de Cooker 2011 NL

Seed parent: Roger de Cooker

Pollen parent: (Checkerboard Machu Picchu x) x (x Checkerboard Machu Picchu)

NKvF number: 4914

AFS number: 7980

Approval Number: 110 106

Points: 84

Flower: single, hanging on a loose neutral stem, yellowish / L.roze, 37mm.

Flower Tube: tube, diameter round, yellowish 158C, 26x5mm.

Sepals: stand half down, four-sided symmetry, top down, section plane, entirely yellowish color 158C, 19x8mm.

Petals: rosette-shaped crown, bottom view around, not outstanding, the crown leaves are round with a smooth edge and are pleated, pale pink color completely 56C, 9x10mm.

Filament: pink, equal in length, 4mm.

Anther: yellow.

Pollen: missing.

Style: pink, 55mm.

Stigma: pink, club-shaped.

Flowering: rich.

Flowering time: usual.

Bud: oblong, circular cross section, two axillary buds per leaf axils, normally open top.


Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot rounded edge slightly serrated, matt appearance, smooth and flat, similar veins, color top, bottom and middle green veins, midrib and petiole reddish.

Growth habit: upright.

Growing Method: bush for filtered light, best color in partial shade light.

Special features: self-branching plant that becomes more beautiful with three times pinch, with almost white triphyllas-like flowers. The older plant is not beautiful, it is better to start every year with new cuttings. This is a cultivar nominated by the NKvF.

The fuchsia cultivar Awake Sweet Love is a seedling from the year 2003 originating from the fuchsia Roger de Cooker.

It is a semi-trailing variety and has a soft light pink, triphylla-shaped flower.

Best colour is obtained if grown in a light but shaded area.

If protected from direct sunlight the flowers become even nearly white.

Fuchsia Awake Sweet Love originates from Roger de Cooker, but it contains still less triphylla genes.

It has a very distinct triphylla type shape, but I would not classify it as a triphylla hybrid. Somewhere you have to stop. I would opt for "semi-trailing triphylla type fuchsia".

Certificates & Nominations NKvF RC
Flower Size
Large (4.5 - 6cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Semi Trailing #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #
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