Year Introduced: 1992
Fabulous basket variety, and a doddle to grow, inheriting good qualities from both parents. In spite of the name, this is a cheery and very lovely self branching fuchsia. It’s always one of the earliest to start flowering, bearing masses of large, elegant, and vividly coloured flowers throughout the season.
Normal bloom colours are much richer than shown in this temporary photo, which was of a plant that was a little too well shaded.
Tube: Pale rosy red 51B, long, slim.
Sepals: Rose 51B above, light green 145D tip, rose 50B below, held 1/2 down, recurved.
Corolla: Dark reddish purple 61A, matures magenta 59C, 1/4 to unflared.
Parentage: Checkerboard x Wilson’s Pearls.
AFS 7645, NKvF 2555
Frozen Tears – No 7645 (de Cooker 2011)
COROLLA: unflared, closed shape, smooth petal margins; opens dark reddish purple (61A); matures magenta (59C); 32mm (1 1/4") long x 22mm (7/8") wide
SEPALS: half down, tips recurved; rose (51B) tipped light green (145D) upper surface; rose (50B) lower surface; 45mm (1 3/4") long x 6mm (1/4") wide
TUBE: rose (51B); long, thin; 19mm (3/4") long x 4mm (1/8") wide
STAMENS extend 13mm (1/2") beyond the corolla; red (52A) filaments; orangish brown (174A) anthers
PISTIL extends 30mm (1 3/16") beyond the corolla; red (52A) style; pale yellow (1D) stigma
FOLIAGE: medium green (146A) upper surface; yellowish green (146B) lower surface. Leaves are 60mm (2 3/8") long x 65mm (29/16") wide, elliptic shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, rounded bases. Veins are light green, stemsandbranches are reddish
PARENTAGE: Checkerboard x Wilson’s Pearls
Natural trailer. Self branching
Makes good basket
Prefers overhead filtered light. Best bloomandfoliage color in filtered light
Tested 3 years in Ohé en Laak, The Netherlands
V.K.C. Aalsmeer 1992
Distinguished by flower colorandshape
Hybridiser: M. de Cooker 1998 NL
Seed Parent: Checkerboard
Pollen Parent: Wilson's Pearls
NKvF number: 2555
AFS number: 7645
Flower: Just hanging on a loose winding stem L.rood / red pair, 54mm.
Flower Tube: tube, diameter round, light red 51B, 19x4mm.
Sepals: state semi-down, two-sided symmetry, top up, cross-section and twisted, boss dimensions small and light yellowish green 145D, color exterior 51B light red, light red bottom 50B, 47x6mm.
Petals: closed top, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are shovel-shaped with a smooth edge, red color base 52A, society and outskirts 61A dark red, light red veins, 32x22mm.
Filament: red, 4 long and 4 short stamens, 32-22mm.
Style: red, 85mm.
Stigma: cream, lobed.
Bud: oblong, extreme point sideways, angular diameter, axillary one button per leaf axil, top opens like a lantern.
Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot rounded edge slightly serrated, matt appearance, smooth and flat, veins deepens, medium green color top, bottom, midrib and veins pale green, reddish petiole.
Growth habit: pendant.
Cultivation Method: hanger for filtered light, best color in filtered light.
Special features: Self branching plant where semi-double flowers occur in. Approved by the VKC on 27-7-1998.
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