|Botanical Name:||Phygelius aequalis|
White, Anthony Robin
Tel: 44 1962 771796
Anthony Robin White, Kilmeston, United Kingdom
Susan White, Kilmeston, United Kingdom
|Agent in Canada:||
Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
Oxford Station, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2010-12-13|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2028-12-13|
Variety used for comparison: 'Devil's Tears'
Summary: 'Blacher' has dark green to green-brown stem colour while 'Devil's Tears' has medium green stem colour. 'Blacher' has strong anthocyanin colouration in the stems while 'Devil's Tears' has weak anthocyanin. 'Blacher' has a wider leaf blade than 'Devil's Tears'. The upper side of the leaf blade is dark green for 'Blacher' while it is medium green for 'Devil's Tears'. The outer side of the corolla is red to dark pink red for 'Blacher' while it is orange red for 'Devil's Tears'.
PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, spreading at maturity, medium degree of branching
STEM: dark green to green brown, strong anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence
LEAF: opposite arrangement, simple, ovate shape, acute apex, attenuate base, irregular serrate margin, upper side dark green, no variegation
PETIOLE: short to medium length
FLOWER: one medium length flowering period, flowers mid season, panicle type inflorescence, terminal in position, spreading attitude, salverform corolla
COROLLA LOBES: five, partially fused to completely fused, medium sized, inner side light yellow (RHS 5D) at base with purple red (RHS 59D) and dark pink red (RHS 53C) towards margin, outer side red (RHS 45B-C) to dark pink red (RHS 53C-D)
Origin & Breeding History: 'Blacher' originated from the pollination of two unnamed selections of cape fuchsia, made in Kilmeston, United Kingdom in 2000. The objective of the breeding program was to create new cape fuchsia varieties with improved form and floral traits.
Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2009 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Fifteen plants of the candidate variety and ten plants of the reference variety were grown in 15 cm pots in a polyhouse. Plants were spaced approximately 60 cm apart. Observations and measurements were taken on 10 plants of each variety. Colours were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Blacher' with reference variety 'Devil's Tears'
Leaf blade width (cm)
Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)
|inner side||5D and 59D to 53C||5D and 42A|
|outer side||45B-C to 53C-D||40B-C to 40D|
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