Denomination: 'Kiefukaf'
Trade name: Windchime Neon 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: 02-3247
Date abandoned: 2008-10-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunfilipe'

Summary: 'Kiefukaf' has a less upright growth habit than 'Sunfilipe'. 'Kiefukaf' has slightly smaller leaves than 'Sunfilipe'. 'Kiefukaf' has weaker anthocyanin colouration of the stem than 'Sunfilipe'. The incisions of the margin of the leaf of 'Kiefukaf' are deeper than those of 'Sunfilipe'. 'Kiefukaf' has a slighlty smaller flower diameter than 'Sunfilipe'. The sepal of 'Kiefukaf' is slightly more purple, and narrower with a stronger reflexing of the apex than 'Sunfilipe'. 'Kiefukaf' has a slightly smaller flower petal than 'Sunfilipe'.


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

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

FLOWER: blooms mid season, single, ovary has medium anthocyanin colouration, pink style and filament
HYPANTHIUM: cylindrical shape, purple red (RHS N66A/B)
SEPAL: longer in relation to the petals, horizontal attitude, reflexing attitude of the apex, purple inner side, purple to blue pink outer side
PETAL: white with small amount of blue pink (RHS 67C) at the base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiefukaf' was developed from a cross between in-bred parental lines 6253-1 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 tables for 'Kiefukaf' with reference variety 'Sunfilipe'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Kiefukaf' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 2.04 2.56
std. deviation 0.40 0.27

Leaf width (cm)

  'Kiefukaf' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 1.20 1.84
std. deviation 0.28 0.27

Flower diameter (mm)

  'Kiefukaf' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 41.86 53.20
std. deviation 2.85 3.11

Sepal colour (RHS)

  'Kiefukaf' 'Sunfilipe'
inner side N74A/67A N66A/N57A
outer side 67A/B N57A

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

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