Year Introduced: 1988
A great dual purpose fuchsia, produces masses of brightly coloured double flowers and is easy to grow. Like many semi trailers, versatile enough for a good hanging basket display as well as a lax bedding or container plant. Also suitable for training as standards, fans etc.
Tube: Light orange, medium length and thickish.
Sepals: Reddish orange on top, orange underneath, held slightly below horizontal, tips reflexed.
Corolla: Deep orange, 1/4 to 1/2 flared, inner petals larger than outer.
Parentage: (F. magdalenae x Rubra Grandiflora) x Bicentennial
AFS 2524, NKvF 2360
WALZ MANDOLINE - NO. 2524 (Waldenmaier, 1989)
Double. Upright or trailer
Quarter flared 20mm (3/4") long x 22mm (7/8") wide COROLLA is dark orange (33A) with smooth petal edges; outer petals smaller than inner petals
Half up 30mm (1 (1/8") long x 17mm (5/8") wide SEPALS are reddish orange (43C) on the upper surface, orange (33B) on the lower surface with reflexed tips
Proportionately medium length 26mm (1") long x 16mm (5/8") wide light orange (40D) TUBE is proportionately thick
STAMENS extend 10mm (3/8") below corolla with dark rose (52B) filaments and anthers
PISTIL extends 35mm (1 (3/8") below corolla with pink (49A) style and stigma
FOLIAGE is dark green (135A) on the upper surface, medium green (137C) on the lower surface with 130mm (5 (1/8") long x 70mm (2 (3/4") wide elliptic shaped pubescent leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and bases
PARENTAGE: (F. magdalenae x F. fulgens var. rubra grandiflora) x Bicentennial
Lax upright will make a good basket
Prefers full sun with best bloom color in bright light
Award of Merit 1988, VKC The Netherlands
Tested 3 years in Schijk, The Netherlands
Distinguished by: bloom color.
Flower: Double medium to large flower; beautifully formed.
Flower Tube: quite thick; Dim.. 20 x 11 mm; color: orange (43C) with darker stripes.
Sepals: fairly broad half beaten back sepals, initially bowed peaks later curl inwards; exterior: orange (40B); inside: light orange (40B) lightening to the top, the bright green buds are about 1/3 of the length of the sepals.
Petals: the crown is semi outstanding; the slightly pleated shell shaped petals on the outside are all the same size and have a slightly wavy margin; color: capsicum red to deep orange-red (43A), the base is light orange, reddish veins; velvety touch; 4 small stemmed petals in the same color on a few petals.
Anther: creamy pink.
Style: quite long; orange.
Stigma: salmon; clavate.
Flowering: very generous; the flowers are along a major proportion of the red stems.
Flowering time: normal; there is a short rest period between two flowering periods.
Bud: bag shape; point sideways; the bud is finely drawn and initially exhibits small warts at the base of the edges of the sepals, this will disappear later.
Leaf: With medium stiff elliptical to ovate leaves; pointed apex; obtuse base; rather coarsely toothed edge; color: top center green (147A), bottom (147B); whole red midrib; red stem.
Growth habit: half pendant with horizontal branches.
Cultivation Method: half hanger; shrub or pyramid for place in the sun and bright light.
Specialties: Fuchsia with beautiful buds and leaves. Is the first double orange fuchsia that is grown. The orange color is best in the sun. Not ensiling. Tops. Every 2-3 years renew.
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