Denomination: 'Kiefudich'
Trade name: Diva Cherry White
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: 2002-09-04
Application Number: 02-3244
Date abandoned: 2008-10-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunfilipe'

Summary: 'Kiefudich' has a slightly smaller, darker green leaf than 'Sunfilipe'. The flowers of 'Kiefudich' have a smaller diameter than those of 'Sunfilipe'. 'Kiefudich' has stronger anthocyanin colouration of the ovary than 'Sunfilipe'. The hypanthium of 'Kiefudich' is red while it is purple red for 'Sunfilipe'. 'Kiefudich' has a smaller sepal than 'Sunfilipe'. The outer side of the sepal of 'Kiefudich' is dark purple red to dark pink red while it is purple red for 'Sunfilipe'. 'Kiefudich' has a dark pink red inner side of the sepal while it is purple red for 'Sunfilipe'. 'Kiefudich' has slightly smaller petals than 'Sunfilipe'.


PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, strong stem anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: dark green, absent or very weak blistering, absent or very shallow incisions of the margin

FLOWER: blooms mid season, single, ovary has strong anthocyanin colouration, pink style and filament
HYPANTHIUM: cylindrical shape, red (RHS 45B/C)
SEPAL: shorter in relation to the petals, semi erect to horizontal attitude, straight to reflexing attitude of the apex, dark pink red inner side, dark purple red to dark pink red outer side
PETAL: white, with small amount of purple red (RHS 58B) at the base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiefudich' was developed from a seedling selected from a self-pollination of (2536-1 HS). The cross occurred during 1998 in Venhuizen, The Netherlands. Selection criteria included ease of propagation, compact upright habit, flower colour and continuous flowering habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2006 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Trial consisted of 15 plants of each variety, each individually grown in 10 cm pots in a polyhouse. Plants were spaced 25 cm apart. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. Colours were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Kiefudich' with reference variety 'Sunfilipe'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Kiefudich' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 1.88 2.56
std. deviation 0.42 0.27

Leaf width (cm)

  'Kiefudich' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 1.23 1.84
std. deviation 0.33 0.27

Flower diameter (mm)

  'Kiefudich' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 35.33 53.20
std. deviation 4.89 3.11

Sepal length (mm)

  'Kiefudich' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 20.67 29.00
std. deviation 2.94 1.87

Sepal width (mm)

  'Kiefudich' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 6.80 9.60
std. deviation 0.45 0.71

Sepal colour (RHS)

  'Kiefudich' 'Sunfilipe'
inner side 53C/D N66A/N57A
outer side 53B/C N57A

Petal colour (RHS)

  'Kiefudich' 'Sunfilipe'
inner side 155B N155D
outer side 155B N155D

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Fuchsia: 'Kiefudich' (left) with reference variety 'Sunfilipe' (right)

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