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Fred Swales
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Bielby & Oxtoby, (UK)
Year Introduced: 1988
Height 70cm
Spread 65cm


If you haven't grown a triphylla type fuchsia before, this is a great one to try first, but will appeal to anyone who likes this type, being easy, trouble free and vigorous. Naturally a lax bush or semi trailer, bearing terminal clusters of big, gorgeous, rich orange flowers.

Unusually (and usefully) for a triphylla, this is hardy to 32F, 0°C. Like all triphyllas, still needs warm, bright conditions to make active growth. For optimum flowering, best treated as H1c or H2.

Tube: Red orange 43C, long.

Sepals: Red orange 43C, fully down, tips reflexed.

Corolla: Orange, 40C initially edged purple 83B, Long spoon shaped petals, 1/4 flared.

Foliage: Medium to large leaves, slightly hairy, mid/darkish green, with red stems and veins.

Parentage: Gartenmeister Bonstedt x F. fulgens.

AFS 2314, NKvF 2553

FRED SWALES - No. 2314 (Bielby-Oxtoby, 1988)

Single. Upright or trailer

Quarter flared triphylla type 10mm (3/8") long x 10mm wide COROLLA opens orange (40C) edged purple (83B) maturing to orange (40C) with smooth petal edges

Fully down 15mm (5/8") x 6mm (1/4") wide SEPALS are reddish orange (43C) with reflexed tips

Proportionately long 40mm (1 5/8") long x 10mm wide reddish orange (43C) TUBE is of proportionately medium thickness

STAMENS do not extend below corolla with pink (49A) filaments and yellow (12A) anthers

PISTIL does not extend below corolla with light orange (41C) style and white stigma

FOLIAGE is medium green (138A) on the upper surface, light green (138C) on the lower surface with 120mm (4 3/4") x 70mm (2 3/4") ovate shaped pubescent leaves, wavy edges, acute tip and bases

Veins and stems are red with brown branches

PARENTAGE: Gartenmeister Bonstedt x F. fulgens

Lax upright or stiff trailer with make a good basket, upright or standard

Prefers overhead filtered light in a warm climate with best bloom color in bright light

Cold weather hardy to 32°F

Easy, strong grower

Tested 4 years near East Yorkshire, England UK

Distinguished by: purple edging on petals, basket type triphylla.

Flower Size
Large (4.5 - 6cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Semi Trailing #
H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C) #
Tubular Flower #