Denomination: 'Kiefulap'
Trade name: Diva Coral 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: 02-3248
Date abandoned: 2008-10-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunfilipe'

Summary: 'Kiefulap' has weaker anthocyanin colouration of the stem than 'Sunfilipe'. The ovary of 'Kiefulap' has no anthocyanin colouration while 'Sunfilipe' has medium anthocyanin colouration. 'Kiefulap' has a redder filament than 'Sunfilipe'. The sepal of 'Kiefulap' is slightly smaller than that of 'Sunfilipe'.


PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, medium stem anthocyanin colouration

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

FLOWER: blooms mid season, single, ovary has no anthocyanin colouration, pink style and pink/red filament
HYPANTHIUM: globose to cylindrical shape, purple red (RHS N57A)
SEPAL: longer in relation to the petals, horizontal attitude, straight attitude of the apex, purple red to dark pink red inner side, purple red to dark pink red outer side
PETAL: white with small amount of purple red to light blue pink (RHS 54C/D) at the base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiefulap' was developed from a cross between in-bred parental lines 6135-1 as the female parent and 237 as the male parent. The cross occurred during 1998 in Venhuizen, The Netherlands. Selection criteria included ease of propagation, and flower colour.

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 'Kiefulap' with reference variety 'Sunfilipe'

Sepal length (mm)

  'Kiefulap' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 26.40 29.00
std. deviation 1.52 1.87

Sepal width (mm)

  'Kiefulap' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 7.71 9.60
std. deviation 0.49 0.71

Sepal colour (RHS)

  'Kiefulap' 'Sunfilipe'
inner side N57A/52A N66A/N57A
outer side N57A/52A N57A

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

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