Denomination: 'Kiecandipu'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Diva Rose / Purple 2545-4'
Trade name: Diva Rose/Purple
Botanical Name: Fuchsia
Applicant/Holder: Kieft Bloemzaden B.V.
Elbaweg 35
1607 MN
Breeder: Cees Van Diepen, Kieft Bloemzaden B.V., Venhuizen, 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: 2000-06-21
Application Number: 00-2307
Date abandoned: 2007-12-10

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Dollar Princess' and 'Tom Thumb'

Summary: 'Kiecandipu' has a narrower more upright plant growth habit than the reference varieties. The stem and petiole of 'Kiecandipu' has weaker anthocyanin colouration than the reference varieties. 'Kiecandipu' has a slightly longer leaf than 'Tom Thumb'. The flower type of 'Kiecandipu' is a single while it is a double in 'Dollar Princess'. 'Kiecandipu' has a wider flower than 'Tom Thumb' but narrower than 'Dollar Princess'. The hypanthium of 'Kiecandipu' is longer than in 'Tom Thumb'. 'Kiecandipu' has a hypanthium that is cylindrical in form while 'Dollar Princess' has a globose form hypanthium. The sepal colour of 'Kiecandipu' is more of a pink colour than the reference varieties. 'Kiecandipu' has a slightly larger flower petal than the reference varieties. The petal colour of 'Kiecandipu' is a lighter purple colour than the reference varieties.


'Kiecandipu' 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 medium green in colour on the upper side with absent to very weak blistering and very shallow incisions of the margin.

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiecandipu' was developed from a Fuchsia ×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 basal branching, compactness, early and free floriferousness and semi-pendant growth habit. 'Kiecandipu' was a selection made in 1998 from a seedling population of Fuchsia ×hybrida that was produced as a result of crossing two inbred parental lines, 9024-3 x 9078-7.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Kiecandipu' 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 'Kiecandipu' with reference varieties 'Dollar Princess' and 'Tom Thumb'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Kiecandipu' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
mean 4.04 3.83 2.87
std. deviation 0.45 0.27 0.26

Flower width (mm)

  'Kiecandipu' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
mean 41.25 62.71 30.38
std. deviation 5.68 3.77 1.60

Hypanthium length (mm)

  'Kiecandipu' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
mean 8.17 8.30 5.43
std. deviation 1.17 1.89 0.98

Sepal colour (RHS)

  'Kiecandipu' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
outer side 55A/52A N57B N57C
inner side 55A N57B N57C

Petal length (mm)

  'Kiecandipu' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
mean 16.00 9.71 9.40
std. deviation 0.89 1.98 0.52

Petal width (mm)

  'Kiecandipu' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
mean 15.83 9.63 10.43
std. deviation 1.17 2.07 1.62

Petal colour (RHS)

  'Kiecandipu' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
outer side 79B N89A/83A 86A
inner side 79B N89A/83A 86A

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Fuchsia: 'Kiecandipu' (top) with reference varieties 'Dollar Princess' (bottom left) and 'Tom Thumb' (bottom right)

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