Denomination: 'Kiefuwipp'
Trade name: Windchime Pink Purple
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: 02-3250
Date abandoned: 2009-10-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Tom Thumb'

Summary: 'Kiefuwipp' has a narrower growth habit than 'Tom Thumb'. The stem anthocyanin colouration of 'Kiefuwipp' is weaker than 'Tom Thumb'. 'Kiefuwipp' has a larger flower diameter than 'Tom Thumb'. The style and filament of 'Kiefuwipp' is that of red purple while they are pink for 'Tom Thumb'. 'Kiefuwipp' has a reddish purple sepal while in 'Tom Thumb' it is red purple with a pinker tone. The flower petals of 'Kiefuwipp' are purple while those in 'Tom Thumb' are violet blue.


PLANT: narrow upright to upright bushy growth habit, very weak stem anthocyanin colouration,

LEAF: medium green, shallow incisions of the margin

FLOWER: blooms late season, single, ovary has very weak anthocyanin colouration, red purple style and filament
HYPANTHIUM: cylindrical shape, blue pink
SEPAL: longer in relation to the petals, horizontal attitude, straight to reflexing attitude of the apex, purple to blue pink inner side, purple to blue pink outer side
PETAL: violet

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiefuwipp' was developed from a cross between in-bred parental lines 6251-1 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, 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 'Kiefuwipp' with reference variety 'Tom Thumb'

Flower diameter (mm)

  'Kiefuwipp' 'Tom Thumb'
mean 51.50 30.38
std. deviation 3.70 1.60

Petal length (mm)

  'Kiefuwipp' 'Tom Thumb'
mean 12.43 9.40
std. deviation 1.40 0.52

Sepal colour (RHS)

  'Kiefuwipp' 'Tom Thumb'
inner side 71C/D N57C
outer side 71C/D N57C

Petal colour (RHS)

  'Kiefuwipp' 'Tom Thumb'
main N78A 86A

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

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