Year Introduced: 1994
The name says it all really. One of the longest flowers you can expect to see on a fuchsia. Growth is slender and requires as much pinching out as you can manage, also if you can provide some support for the longer stems it can help. Not an easy fuchsia to shape, but gives a superb display in whatever shape it ends up.
Always attracts comment.
Tube: Astonishingly long and thin, pale pink tangerine sort of colour.
Sepals: White to pink to green at the tips, again, colour varies. Long and slim, horizontal to slightly down, recurved.
Corolla: Darker orange pink, smooth orange petals, 1/4 flared.
Foliage: Mid green.
Parentage: WALZ Harp x Lye's Unique
AFS 3615, NKvF 3112
Big Slim - No. 3615 (Sloots, 1996)
Nonflared 14mm (1/2") long x 12mm (1/2") wide COROLLA is light red violet (180A), dark orange (33A) at base
Fully down 27mm (1 1/16") long x 6mm (1/4") wide SEPALS are light pink (49B) edged dark rose on the upper surface, pink (49A) on the lower surface with green recurved tips
Proportionately medium thickness 70mm (2 3/4") long x 5mm (1/8") wide light pink (49C) striped darker TUBE is proportionately long
STAMENS extend 18mm (3/4") beyond corolla with rose (55B) filaments and light yellow (11C) anthers
PISTIL extends 23mm (7/8") beyond corolla with rose (55B) style and light yellow (11C) stigma
FOLIAGE is dark green (137A) on the upper surface, light green (139C) on the lower surface with 73mm (2 7/8") long x 37mm (1 1/2") wide lanceolate shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins and stems are green with red branches
PARENTAGE: 'Walz Harp' x 'Lye's Unique'
Prefers overhead filtered light with best bloom color in bright light
Tested 3 years in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and introduced in 1994
Award of Merit, VKC Aalsmeer, The Netherlands 1994
Distinguished by: bloom color and size
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