Denomination: 'Kiefubart'
Trade name: Windchime Dark Eyes
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: 2005-10-05
Application Number: 05-5084
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-28
Certificate Number: 3755
Date rights revoked: 2015-01-28

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Kiefuzak' (Windchime Rose & Purple)

Summary: 'Kiefubart' has wider leaves and wider flowers than 'Kiefuzak'. The hypanthiums of 'Kiefubart' are globose in shape and red in colour, whereas those of 'Kiefuzak' are cylindrical and red to red purple. The sepals of 'Kiefubart' are wider than those of the reference variety. The two varieties also differ in sepal and petal colour.


PLANT: upright, arching to trailing growth habit
STEM: medium anthocyanin colouration
LEAF BLADE: medium to dark green, no blistering, absent or very shallow incisions of margin

FLOWER: single, opening early to mid-season, weak to medium anthocyanin on ovary, red style, red filament
HYPANTHIUM: present, globose shape, dark pink red to red
SEPAL: longer than petals, horizontal attitude, straight apex, dark pink red to red on outer and inner sides
PETAL: four, dark violet to purple on outer and inner sides, pink at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiefubart' originated from the crossing in 2001 of the seedling A2534-2 (female parent) with a seedling known as A2593-1 (male parent). The cross took place at Venhuizen, the Netherlands. The F1 seedlings were grown out in 2002 and were evaluated for plant habit, flower colour and flower size. In 2002, the new variety was selected, with reliable propagation and cutting stability used as the final selection criteria for 'Kiefubart'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Kiefubart' were conducted during the summer of 2008 at Oxford Station, Ontario. The trials consisted of 15 plants of each variety, grown in 10cm pots. The plants were spaced in flats, approximately 25cm apart and were grown in a polyhouse. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Kiefubart' with reference variety 'Kiefuzak'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Kiefubart' 'Kiefuzak'
mean 4.56 3.5
std. deviation 0.56 0.30

Leaf width (cm)

  'Kiefubart' 'Kiefuzak'
mean 2.6 1.5
std. deviation 0.50 0.20

Flower width (cm)

  'Kiefubart' 'Kiefuzak'
mean 5.49 4.60
std. deviation 0.36 0.35

Colour of hypanthium (RHS)

  'Kiefubart' 'Kiefuzak'
main colour 52A to 50A N57A to 51A

Width of sepal (cm)

  'Kiefubart' 'Kiefuzak'
mean 1.30 0.85
std. deviation 0.26 0.05

Colour of sepal (RHS)

  'Kiefubart' 'Kiefuzak'
outer side 52A/50A N57A/51A
inner side 52A/50A N57A-B

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Kiefubart' 'Kiefuzak'
outer side 83A/86A to 71A N78B to 70A
inner side 83A/86A to 71A N78B to 70A

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Fuchsia: 'Kiefubart' (left) with reference variety 'Kiefuzak' (right)

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