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Butterfly Dance
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: de Cooker, Mario, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2010
Height 35cm
Spread 50cm


Very beautiful triphylla hybrid with dramatic red orange flowers and good foliage. Don't pinch – see hybridiser tab for details.

Tube: Red orange 40A, long, thin.

Sepals: Red orange 40A, slender, 1/2 down, reflexed.

Corolla: Red orange 40A, unflared, long spoon shaped petals, on stalks.

Foliage: Dark green above, dark purple below.

Parentage: (Göttingen x Our Ted) x (Göttingen x Our Ted).

AFS 7638, NKvF 4880

Butterfly Dance – No 7638 (de Cooker 2011)



COROLLA: unflared, smooth petal margins; opens & matures red orange (40A); 16mm (5/8") long x 4mm (1/8") wide.

SEPALS: half down, tips reflexed; red orange (40A) upper & lower surfaces; 20mm (3/4") long x 5mm (3/16") wide.

TUBE: red orange (40A); long, thin; 40mm (1 9/16”) long x 2mm (1/16") wide.

STAMENS do not extend beyond the corolla; orange (40C) filaments & anthers.

PISTIL extends 1mm (1/16”) beyond the corolla; orange (40C) style & stigma.

BUD: Triphylla shape.

FOLIAGE: dark green (137A) upper surface; very dark purple (187A) lower surface.

Leaves are 70mm (2 3/4") long x 35mm (1 3/8”) wide, pubescent, elliptic shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, rounded bases.

Veins, branches & stems are red.

PARENTAGE: (‘Göttingen’ x ‘Our Ted’) x (‘Göttingen’ x ‘Our Ted’).

Lax upright or stiff trailer.

Makes good basket.

Prefers overhead filtered light.

Best bloom & foliage color in filtered light.

Tested 3 years in Ohé en Laak, The Netherlands.

Nomination by N.K.v.F. as recommendable cultivar.

Distinguished by bright colored flowers contrasting with dark leaves.

Butterfly Dance

Hybridiser: M. de Cooker 2010 NL

Seed Parent: Göttingen x Our Ted

Pollen Parent: Göttingen x Our Ted

NKvF number: 4880

AFS number: 7638

Approval Number: 100104

Points: 74

Flower: Single hanging on a loose neutral stem, orange / orange, 61mm.

Flower Tube: tube, diameter round, orange 40A, 40x2mm.

Sepals: state half down, four-sided symmetry, top down sectional plane, whole orange color 40A, 20x5mm.

Petals: normally shaped crown, bottom view around, not outstanding, the petals are oblong and are on stalks and have an edge, fully color orange 40A and have an orange tinge, 16x4mm.

Filament : Orange, equal in length, 15mm.

Anther: cream.

Pollen: missing.

Style: orange, 55mm.

Stigma: cream, lobed.

Flowering: rich bunch.

Flowering: normal.

Bud: triphyllas shape, angular diameter, normally open top.

Berry: round and orange, 8x6mm.

Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot rounded edge surface serrated, matt appearance, velvety and lumpy veins deepens, color dark green top, bottom, midrib, veins and petiole red.

Growth habit: half pendant.

Cultivation Method: hanger for filtered light, best color in the penumbra.

Specialties: triphyllas origin with brightly colored flowers with petals that are on stalks. The plant has beautiful dark green leaves with a red tinge. This is a cultivar nominated by the NKvF.

The trailing triphylla hybrid fuchsia ‘Butterfly Dance’ has in its parentage Göttingen and Our Ted. It has nice, dark green/brown foliage. The flower is characterized by its spoonbill petals. It should not be pinched, or at least only once early in the season, otherwise it will start flowering rather late. It grows without any problems and performs well both as a young or as an older plant. The fuchsia ‘Butterfly Dance’ is named after a after a part of the semi-opera The Prophetess, a composition of the well-known British composer Henry Purcell (late 16th century).

Certificates & Nominations NKvF RC
Flower Size
Large (4.5 - 6cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Semi Trailing #
H1c (Min 5°C to 10°C) #
Tubular Flower #