Denomination: 'Kiewidiv'
Trade name: Diva Red/White
Botanical Name: Fuchsia
Applicant/Holder: Kieft Bloemzaden B.V.
Elbaweg 35
1607 MN
Breeder: Christa Kievit, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 1999-12-23
Application Number: 99-2091
Date abandoned: 2007-12-10

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Shabetty'

Summary: 'Kiewidiv' has a narrower more upright plant growth habit than 'Shabetty'. The stem and leaf anthocyanin colouration in 'Kiewidiv' is weaker than in 'Shabetty'. 'Kiewidiv' has a longer hypanthium than 'Shabetty'. The sepal of 'Kiewidiv' is slightly narrower and less erect than 'Shabetty'.


'Kiewidiv' is a fuchsia variety with a narrow upright growth habit. The stems have absent to very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The leaf blades are light green in colour on the upper side with absent to very weak blistering and very shallow incisions of the margin.

'Kiewidiv' has a single flower type. The sepals are semi-erect to horizontal with a straight to reflexing apex. The sepals are red in colour on the outer and inner side. The colour of the petals is white on the upper and lower sides. Anthocyanin colouration on the ovary is absent. The hypanthium is cylindrical in form and red in colour. The colour of the style is pink. The stamen filaments are pink in colour.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiewidiv' was developed from a Fuchsia x hybrida breeding program conducted in the 1990's at Kieft Bloemzaden, b. V., Venhuizen, The Netherlands. The objective of the program was to create new Fuchsia varieties suitable for bedding purposes. Selection criteria included upright habit, large flowers, early blooming, heat tolerance and flower colour. 'Kiewidiv' was a selection made from a seedling population of Fuchsia x hybrida that was produced as a result of crossing two inbred parental lines 2145 x 2310.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Kiewidiv' were conducted in Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2005. Fifteen plants of each variety were individually grown in 10cm plastic pots in a polyhouse. Unless indicated otherwise, measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Kiewidiv' with reference variety 'Shabetty'

Hypanthium length (mm)

  'Kiewidiv' 'Shabetty'
mean 10.20 6.30
std. deviation 1.48 1.34

Sepal width (mm)

  'Kiewidiv' 'Shabetty'
mean 8.20 10.29
std. deviation 1.23 1.38

Sepal colour (RHS)

  'Kiewidiv' 'Shabetty'
outer side 47A 45A
inner side 47A 45A

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Fuchsia: 'Kiewidiv' (left) with reference variety 'Shabetty' (right)

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