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Imperial Fuchsia

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Cultivar
Imperial Fuchsia
Originator
Don Hollingsworth
Group
Lactiflora
Date
2021
Country
USA, MO

Received January 14, 2021. Seedling number: Hollingsworth 3657. Parentage unknown. First bloomed before 2005, first propagated 2005. Blooms Midseason (4th week). SINGLE form flowers, 2-3 per stem, typically 5-6 inches across (12¾-15¾ cm), deep fuchsia to purple color (RHS:64A-B). Two rows of large guard petals, 2 inches in width (5 cm), generally rounded, flat, and notched, but variable. Average of 3-4 carpels, purple (RHS:64B), very hairy, hairs white. Stigmas also purple, normal anatomy. Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments yellow throughout. Both seed and pollen-fertile. Well-developed staminodal disc, purple. Early foliage emerges purple, matures to deep green. Upright self-supporting growth to 34 inches (86 cm). Vigorous, medium tall plants are stoutly erect, stems and leaflets remain green and healthy into autumn. Side buds extend the flowering period. Named for the uncommon flower color.

Reference: 2021-Pending