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Rolt's Ruby
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Rolt, Gwen, (UK)
Year Introduced: 1996

Bold and flamboyant colours on a rich, full flower. Flowers fairly freely, makes a good basket. As a bonus, this gorgeous fuchsia is hardy to at least -2°C.

Tube: Dark red purple 60B.

Sepals: Dark red purple 60B above, darker red purple 60C below, paler tips. Horizontal to 1/2 up, tips recurved.

Corolla: Opens very dark purple 187A, matures dark red purple 60A. Petals are in three tiers, slightly pleated and ruffled, with smooth edges. Unflared, or only very slightly flared.

Parentage: Ratatouille x Dr. Foster.

AFS 3571

Rolt's Ruby - No 3571 (Rolt, 1996)



Nonflaring three tiered 19-25-32mm (3/4-1-1 1/4") long x 32mm wide COROLLA opens very dark purple (187A) maturing to dark red purple (60A) with smooth petal edges

Half up 29mm (1 1/8") long x 8mm (1/4") wide SEPALS are dark red purple (60B) on the upper surface, dark red purple (60C) on the lower surface with recurved tips

Proportionately medium 19mm long x 16mm (5/8") wide TUBE is dark red purple (60B)

STAMENS extend 16mm beyond corolla with magenta (63A) filaments and dark purple (79B) anthers

PISTIL extends 8mm beyond corolla with magenta (57A) style and rose (47C) anthers

Ovate BUD

FOLIAGE is medium green (137C) on the upper surface, yellow green (146B) on the lower surface with 83mm (3 1/4") long x 48mm (1 7/8") wide ovate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases

Veins are light green (138C) with red purple (59B) stems and dark red purple (59A) branches

PARENTAGE: 'Ratatouille' x 'Dr. Foster'

Stiff trailer, standard or decorative

Prefers a warm climate with best bloom color in bright light and is cold weather hardy to 28°F

Tested 3 years in Southeast England UK and introduced in 1994

Distinguished by: bloom shape and color combination.

Flower Size
Large (4.5 - 6cm) #
Flower Type
Double #
Semi Trailing #
H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C) #