‘Fuchsia Form’

NameSynonym ofRegister numberRegistrant 
'Fuchsia Form'SRL-Sch-XXXX-0412
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver 
Wilbraham BuckleyEngland
Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport 
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor 
pod parent unknownpollen parent unknownpink
Flower classFlower formColor compositionFlower size 
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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