Denomination: 'Kiefuzak'
Trade name: Windchime Rose 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: 2002-09-05
Application Number: 02-3257
Date abandoned: 2009-10-01

Variety Description

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

Summary: 'Kiefuzak' has an upright-bushy growth habit while it is bushy-rounded to arching for 'Dollar Princess'. The stem anthocyanin colouration of 'Kiefuzak' is weaker than that of 'Dollar Princess'. 'Kiefuzak' has a larger flower diameter than 'Tom Thumb' but smaller than 'Dollar Princess'. The flower of 'Kiefuzak' is single type while it is double in 'Dollar Princess'. 'Kiefuzak' has no anthocyanin colouration of the ovary while the reference varieties do. The sepal of 'Kiefuzak' is smaller than that of 'Dollar Princess'. 'Kiefuzak' has a slightly darker purple red sepal than 'Tom Thumb' and 'Dollar Princess'. The outer side of the petal of 'Kiefuzak' is violet to purple while it is dark purple in 'Tom Thumb' and violet blue to dark violet for 'Dollar Princess'.


PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, medium stem anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: medium to dark 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 filament
HYPANTHIUM: cylindrical shape, purple red to dark pink red (RHS N57A/51A)
SEPAL: longer in relation to the petals, horizontal to semi-drooping attitude, straight attitude of the apex, purple red inner side, purple red to dark pink red (RHS N57A/51A) outer side
PETAL: violet to

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiefuzak' was developed from a cross between 6135-1 as the female parent and 237 as the male parent. The cross occurred during 1998 in Venhuizen, The Netherlands. The new plant was selected from a seedling population in 1999 based on ease of propagation and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2006 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Trials consisted of 15 plants of each variety individually grown in 10cm pots in a polyhouse. Observations and measurements were taken on 10 plants of each variety. Colours were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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

Flower diameter (mm)

  'Kiefuzak' 'Tom Thumb' 'Dollar Princess'
mean 44.50 31.88 63.40
std. deviation 1.38 4.05 4.72

Sepal colour (RHS)

  'Kiefuzak' 'Tom Thumb' 'Dollar Princess'
inner side N57A/B N57C N57B
outer side N57A/51A N57C N57B

Petal colour (RHS)

  'Kiefuzak' 'Tom Thumb' 'Dollar Princess'
inner side N78B/70A 86A N89A/83A
outer side N78B/70A 86A N89A/83A

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

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

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