Fuchsia of the Week

Each week a post about a Fuchsia with photographs and description!

‘Paul Berry’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 19/2015.

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016 in Fuchsia of the week, Fuchsie der Woche | 0 comments

‘Paul Berry’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 19/2015.

This Triphylla-Hybrid was crossbred by the Dutch grower Dr. Drude Reimann, who owns the largest collection of Fuchsia species all over the world. Caring for these many Triphylla Fuchsias she gained a lot of expertise and, in 1983, crossbred with “Challenge” the first white Hybrid of this species, truly a sensation at that time. This Fuchsia of the Week was crossbred however from the red triphylla “F. magdalenae” and the red hybrid “Tom Zanoni”- as well crossbred by her- and she introduced the hybrid in...

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‘Glendale’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 18/2015.

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in Fuchsia of the week, Fuchsie der Woche | 0 comments

‘Glendale’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 18/2015.

I did choose this Fuchsia because it is alway blossoming early in April within the greenhouse, every year. It was crossbred in the USA about 80 years ago, and introduced in 1936 by Evans and Reeves, named like a beautiful town in California. Evans & Reeves did introduce during 20years about 60 hybrids to the public, an astonishing number that days. Its lineage is listed as “F. lyocides” and “Fireflush” within the International List of Fuchsias, compiled by Mr. Willi Grund from Germany.   To me it is, by two...

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‘Ann G.’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 17/2015.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Fuchsia of the week, Fuchsie der Woche | 0 comments

‘Ann G.’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 17/2015.

This is a typical Fuchsia from the atelier of the Fuchsia-Gardener Marcel Michiels from Belgium Crossbreeding the Hybrids “Manfried Kleinau” and “First Lord” the result is “Ann G”, listed in 2008 with the “Keuringskommissie” in Belgium. This is a beauty to my liking: middle sized double blossoms, resistant to direct sunlight and blossoming in abundance from June through October. The color is in my opinion fascinating: the salmon-colored sepals show light green tips, and the petals with the same...

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‘Alde’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 16/2015.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Fuchsia of the week, Fuchsie der Woche | 0 comments

‘Alde’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 16/2015.

This hybrid was introduced in 1988 by the Gardener Edwin Goulding from the UK, who crossbred more than 130 Fuchsias between 1981 and 2001. E. Goulding presented many Triphylla-Hybrids, among them for example “John Maynard Scales”, that one being the Fuchsia of the Week 37 in 2014. He lives in Easten England and is the President of the “East Anglia Fuchsia Fellowship”. He published many articles in dedicated journals and above that published on book, the first edition released in 1955, the second in 2002: Fuchsias, the...

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‘Naaldwijk 800’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 15/2015.

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Fuchsia of the week, Fuchsie der Woche | 0 comments

‘Naaldwijk 800’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 15/2015.

This hybrid is from the Netherlands, a seedling of “Insa” discovered and grown by Dirk Crom. The new hybrid was introduced in 1998 on occasion of the 800’th anniversary of the city Naaldwijk, situated in the southern Netherlands. Quite some of the hybrids of this breeder descent from the Fuchsia “Insa”, a hybrid crossbred by Karl Strümper from Germany. “Naaldwijk 800” is a stout, semi-hanging hybrid, growing very long branches and should therefore be cut back regularly. Given that it will flourish...

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‘Waldis Ria’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 14/2015.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Fuchsia of the week, Fuchsie der Woche | 0 comments

‘Waldis Ria’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 14/2015.

Because the will be some snow again this week, this Fuchsia with its whit corolla is somehow adequate. But the pink sepals convene with my hope that this might be only an intermezzo!   This hybrid was introduced in 1997 by the breeder Waltraut Dietrich from Munich. Unfortunately the renown breeder did not give information about the lineage, but that might not be a large disadvantage given the result “Waldis Ria”. It grows upright and does branch out by itself, and therefore the result a thriving bush, flourishing in abundance...

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‘Mantilla’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 13/2015.

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Fuchsia of the week, Fuchsie der Woche | 0 comments

‘Mantilla’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 13/2015.

The Fuchsia was the first one listed by the American Fuchsia Society (AFS), submitted by Victor Reiter in 1948. I did not find anything worthwhile about the lineage of this triphylla-hybrid, but the breeder won me over by the hybrids crossbred by him, as for example the Fuchsia of the Week 04/2015.     Then name “Mantilla” may be easily understood by the aspect of a hanging basket: a mantilla is a head wear with a veil, and the Fuchsia named like it does grow- as triphyllas seldom do- hanging down. And flourishing in...

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‘Angelika Fuhrmann’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 12/2015.

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Fuchsia of the week, Fuchsie der Woche | 0 comments

‘Angelika Fuhrmann’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 12/2015.

It was grown by the diligent Gardener Marcel Michiels from Belgium, crossbreeding the hybrids “Roesse Blacky” and “Bella Rosella”. The result was presented to the Keuringskommissie in 2004 and given the name of the renown Fuchsia-Gardener from Augsburg/ Germany, a good friend of him since many years. Since Angelika Fuhrmann celebrates her birthday this week, i want to forward my best wishes and congratulation this way! This hybrid does definitely show the lineage from “Roesse Blacky”. But the blossoms,...

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‘Champion’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 11/2015.

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Fuchsia of the week, Fuchsie der Woche | 0 comments

‘Champion’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 11/2015.

This year is quite young, but this Fuchsia is already very old! This hybrid was already introduced in 1868 by the breeders E. Smith or E. Banks (?) in the UK. Unfortunately I do not know more about the lineage. But i am not at all surprised that off all this hybrid is still known since almost 150 years, given that it is beautiful and easy to care for. The striking colored middle-sized blossoms grow from early summer until frost in a light, semi-shaded location. And opposed to the saying of some critics of vintage Fuchsias that they are humble...

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‘Willie Tamerus’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 10/2015.

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Fuchsia of the week, Fuchsie der Woche | 0 comments

‘Willie Tamerus’ is the Fuchsia of the Week 10/2015.

It originates from the Netherlands, a country that is home to Fuchsias a long time due to the adequate climate. It is crossbred by A. Tamerus and was introduced in 1981, but there are no more informations about the lineage and the name chosen by the breeder. That is a bit a pity, for this Fuchsia is in my opinion not solely striking beautiful, but also very lush and resistant towards direct sunlight and  heat. Therefore i would really like to know the lineage, since this particular property is not to common among Fuchsias. Given that i am...

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