‘Fuchsia Form’

NameSynonym ofRegister numberRegistrant
'Fuchsia Form'SRL-Sch-XXXX-0412
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Wilbraham BuckleyEngland
Name yearTypeGrowth habitSeedling/Sport
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
pod parent unknownpollen parent unknownfuchsia
Color temperature sensitiveFlower formFlower lengthFlower widthDistributor
Petal formRecurvedStamen colorStyle color
Fruit colorFruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades length
This hybrid's flower is a blend of the parent colors (rose purple) with lower petals reflexed giving the impression of two corollas. Stamens are straight and the seed pod is short and angular.
Phylloclades widthPhylloclades formReferenceComments
McM&H 1995: 80, 90, 93 & 97the second historical (c. 1850) hybrid using S. russelliana crossed with S. truncata (ruckeri). This truncata was a deep reddish purple with a violet center. This is the classic Christmas Cactus from our grandmothers parlours, with crenate phylloclades, symmetrical flowers and a blooming period that coincides with December–January Christmas celebrations. It was once sold as E. russellianum superbum.
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