Denomination: 'Kiefudin'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'A2568-1'
Trade name: Diva Neon & White
Botanical Name: Fuchsia
Applicant/Holder: Kieft Bloemzaden B.V.
Elbaweg 35
1607 MN
Breeder: Christa Kievit, 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: 2004-08-16
Application Number: 04-4327
Date abandoned: 2009-10-31

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunfilipe'

Summary: 'A2568-1' has a slightly smaller leaf than 'Sunfilipe'. The flower of 'A2568-1' has a smaller diameter than 'Sunfilipe'. 'A2568-1' has a slightly darker purple red hypanthium than 'Sunfilipe'. The sepal of 'A2568-1' is narrower than 'Sunfilipe'. 'A2568-1' has a purple red to purple colour on the outer side of the sepal while it is purple red for 'Sunfilipe'. The inner side of the sepal of 'A2568-1' is blue pink while it is purple red for 'Sunfilipe'.


PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, strong 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 medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, pink purple style and filament
HYPANTHIUM: cylindrical shape, purple red (RHS 63A)
SEPAL: longer in relation to the petals, semi erect to horizontal attitude, straight attitude of the apex, blue pink inner side, purple red to purple outer side
PETAL: white (RHS N155D), with small amount of blue pink (RHS 67C) at the base

Origin & Breeding History: 'A2568-1' was developed from a cross between 1218 as the female parent and 'Windchimes Neon & White' as the male parent. The cross occurred during 2000 in Venhuizen, The Netherlands. The F1 seedlings were grown out in 2001 and evaluated for plant habit, flower colour and flower size. In 2001, the new variety was selected 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 10 cm 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 'Kiefudin' with reference variety 'Sunfilipe'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Kiefudin' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 2.22 2.56
std. deviation 0.29 0.27

Leaf width (cm)

  'Kiefudin' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 1.03 1.84
std. deviation 0.17 0.27

Flower diameter (mm)

  'Kiefudin' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 45.71 53.20
std. deviation 2.63 3.11

Hypanthium colour (RHS)

  'Kiefudin' 'Sunfilipe'
colour 63A N57A

Sepal width (mm)

  'Kiefudin' 'Sunfilipe'
mean 7.67 9.60
std. deviation 0.52 0.71

Sepal colour (RHS)

  'Kiefudin' 'Sunfilipe'
outer side 63A/67A N57A
inner side N74C N66A/N57A

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Fuchsia: 'A2568-1' (left) with reference variety 'Sunfilipe' (right)

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