Year Introduced: 1989
We really like this fuchsia for its almost casual, laid back trailing style and its striking combination of colours. Easy to grow but needs to go into winter growing well and discolours in full sun.
Tube: Bright light pink, short, slender.
Sepals: Bright light pink above, rose below. Broad, 1/2 up, recurved tips.
Corolla: Rich purple-blue with darker, wavy petal edge, 3/4 flared.
Parentage: Suzanna x unknown.
AFS 2709, NKvF 2190
WALZ BLAUWKOUS - No 2709 (Waldenmaier, 1990)
Half flared bell shaped 20mm (3/4") long x 20mm wide COROLLA is dark purple edged purple (83A) with smooth petal edges
Half up 38mm (1 1/2") long x 13mm (1/2") wide SEPALS are pink (48C) on the upper surface, rose (52C) on the lower surface with recurved tips
Proportionately short thin 11mm (3/8") long x 5mm (1/8") wide TUBE is pink (48D)
STAMENS extend 5mm beyond corolla with dark rose (64C) filaments and anthers
PISTIL extends 20mm (5/8") beyond corolla with dark rose (64C) style and rose (65A) stigma
35mm (1 3/8") long x 15mm (5/8") wide BUD
FOLIAGE is dark green (147A) on the upper surface, medium to light olive green (147B/C) on the lower surface with 80mm (3 1/8") long x 40mm (1 5/8") wide elliptic shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins and branches are green with red stems
PARENTAGE: 'Suzanna' x unknown
Prefers overhead filtered light with best bloom color in bright light
Award of Merit, VKC Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
Tested 8 years in Schaijk, The Netherlands
Distinguished by: bloom color combination
Flower: double; medium-sized hanging flower
Flower Tube: rather short; shiny; color: bright pink light (48D)
Sepals: fairly broad; completely beaten back; outside: bright pink (48C); inside: deep carmine (52C); tops green
Petals: outstanding broad petals have a wavy margin; color: deep dark purple (83A), maturing to vivid reddish purple (78A); 4 deep dark purple petaloids by sepals
Stigma: pink; lobed
Flowering time: normal
Bud: peg top; point sideways
Leaf: medium lanceolate to elliptical leaves; pointed apex; pointed base; coarsely toothed edge; color: dark olive green; red stem
Growth habit: half hanger
Cultivation Method: hanger, bush for situation in filtered light; discolors quickly in the sun; self branching; in hot weather 2 x per day water; insensitive to diseases; normal fertilization
Specifics: fuchsia in a beautiful uncommon color combination, overwinters easily.
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