Denomination: 'Kiefudimi'
Trade name: Diva Midnight
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: 02-3246
Date abandoned: 2009-02-09

Variety Description

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

Summary: The plants of 'Kiefudimi' have a more upright growth habit than those of the reference varieties. Anthocyanin colouration of the stems of 'Kiefudimi' is very weak while it is moderate to strong for the reference varieties. 'Kiefudimi' has single type flowers while those of 'Dollar Princess' are double. The flowers of 'Kiefudimi' are broader than those of 'Tom Thumb' and narrower than those of 'Dollar Princess'. 'Kiefudimi' has larger sepals and larger petals than 'Tom Thumb'. The hypanthium and sepals of 'Kiefudimi' are red purple to dark blue pink while they are purple red for the reference varieties. The petals of 'Kiefudimi' are dark violet fading to purple as the flowers mature while those of 'Tom Thumb' are violet.


PLANT: narrow upright growth habit
STEM: very weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: medium green, absent or very weak blistering, absent or very weak incisions of margin

FLOWERING: begins late
FLOWER: single type
HYPANTHIUM: cylindrical, red purple to dark blue pink
SEPAL: longer than petals, semi-erect to horizontal attitude, straight to reflexed apex, red purple to dark blue pink on outer side, red purple on inner side
PETAL: four (4) per flower, dark violet on the outer side and fading to purple at maturity, dark violet on the inner side
OVARY: no anthocyanin colouration
STYLE: pink

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiefudimi' originated from a cross between inbred line '6227-1' as the female parent and inbred line '3201-4' as the male parent. This cross was conducted by the breeder in Venhuizen, The Netherlands in 1999. 'Kiefudimi' was selected in 2000 based on its uniformity, stability, ease of vegetative propagation and its good fit for the "Diva" series.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Kiefudimi' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2006 at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario. There were 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown in 10 cm pots and spaced in flats approximately 25 cm apart. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants or parts of plants. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Kiefudimi' with reference varieties 'Dollar Princess' and 'Tom Thumb'

Flower width (mm)

  'Kiefudimi' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
mean 38.56 62.71 30.38
std. deviation 3.28 3.77 1.60

Sepal length (mm)

  'Kiefudimi' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
mean 23.10 26.43 20.57
std. deviation 1.69 2.23 1.62

Sepal width (mm)

  'Kiefudimi' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
mean 8.70 10.67 7.00
std deviation 0.98 2.24 1.07

Sepal colour (RHS)

  'Kiefudimi' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
inner side 67A N57B N57C
outer side 67A/B N57B N57C

Petal length (mm)

  'Kiefudimi' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
mean 14.60 9.71 9.40
std. deviation 0.93 1.98 0.52

Petal width (mm)

  'Kiefudimi' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
mean 14.63 9.63 10.43
std. deviation 1.21 2.07 1.62

Petal colour on inner and outer sides (RHS)

  'Kiefudimi' 'Dollar Princess' 'Tom Thumb'
inner side 79B/C N89A/83A 86A
outer side 79B/C fading to 71A N89A/83A 86A

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Fuchsia: 'Kiefudimi' (left) with reference variety 'Dollar Princess' (right)

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Fuchsia: 'Kiefudimi' (left) with reference variety 'Tom Thumb' (right)

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