Denomination: 'Kiefuwind'
Trade name: Windchime Pink 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: 02-3249
Date abandoned: 2009-10-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunfilipe'

Summary: The growth habit of 'Kiefuwind' is bushy-rounded to arching while it is upright-bushy for 'Sunfilipe'. The stem of 'Kiefuwind' has weaker anthocyanin colouration than 'Sunfilipe'. 'Kiefuwind' has no anthocyanin colouration of the ovary while 'Sunfilipe' has medium anthocyanin colouration. The style of 'Kiefuwind' is a lighter pink than 'Sunfilipe'. 'Kiefuwind' has a blue pink hypanthium while it is purple red for 'Sunfilipe'. The sepal of 'Kiefuwind' is more erect in attitude than that of 'Sunfilipe'. 'Kiefuwind' has a purple red to blue pink sepal while it is purple red for 'Sunfilipe'.


PLANT: bushy-rounded to arching growth habit, weak to medium stem anthocyanin colouration

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

FLOWER: blooms mid season, single, ovary has no anthocyanin colouration, white pink style and pink filament
HYPANTHIUM: cylindrical shape, blue pink (RHS 63B) colour
SEPAL: longer in relation to the petals, semi-erect to horizontal attitude, straight attitude of the apex, purple red to blue pink inner side, purple red to blue pink outer side
PETAL: white with small amount of blue pink (RHS 62A) at the base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiefuwind' was developed from a cross between in-bred parental lines 6265-3 as the female parent and 265 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 table for 'Kiefuwind' with reference variety 'Sunfilipe'

Sepal colour (RHS)

  'Kiefuwind' 'Sunfilipe'
inner side 55B/63C N66A/N57A
outer side 55A/63B N57A

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

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