Kiefucor

Fuchsia

Denomination: 'Kiefucor'
Trade name: Windchime White & White
Botanical Name: Fuchsia
Applicant/Holder: Kieft Bloemzaden B.V.
Elbaweg 35
1607 MN
Venhuizen
Netherlands
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
Canada
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2005-10-05
Application Number: 05-5085
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-28
Certificate Number: 3756
Date rights surrendered: 2014-01-28

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Kiewiwidiv' (Diva White & White)

Summary: 'Kiefucor' has slightly wider flowers than the reference variety 'Kiewiwidiv'. The hypanthium of 'Kiefucor' is white in colour, cylindrical in shape and longer than the hypanthium of 'Kiewiwidiv' which is globose in shape and red pink to light red pink in colour. The sepals of 'Kiefucor' are wider than those of the reference variety and are white in colour, whereas the sepals of 'Kiewiwidiv' are white with light red pink towards the base on the outer side.

Description:

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

FLOWER: single, opening mid-season, no anthocyanin on ovary, white style, pink filament
HYPANTHIUM: present, cylindrical shape, white
SEPAL: equal to or longer than petals, horizontal attitude, straight apex, white on outer and inner sides
PETAL: four, white on outer and inner sides

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiefucor' originated from the crossing in 2001 of the seedling A2504 (female parent) with 'Bridal Pink' (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 'Kiefucor'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Kiefucor' 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 30cm 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 'Kiefucor' with reference variety 'Kiewiwidiv'

Flower width (cm)

  'Kiefucor' 'Kiewiwidiv'
mean 6.53 5.60
std. deviation 0.49 0.48

Colour of hypanthium (RHS)

  'Kiefucor' 'Kiewiwidiv'
main colour 155C 50C-D

Length of hypanthium (cm)

  'Kiefucor' 'Kiewiwidiv'
mean 1.28 0.55
std. deviation 0.10 0.11

Width of sepal (cm)

  'Kiefucor' 'Kiewiwidiv'
mean 1.07 0.78
std. deviation 0.10 0.09

Colour of sepal (RHS)

  'Kiefucor' 'Kiewiwidiv'
outer side 155B-C 155B-C (slight 50D towards base)
inner side 155B-C 155B-C

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Kiefucor' 'Kiewiwidiv'
outer side 155B-C 155B-C
inner side 155B-C 155B-C

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Kiefucor
Fuchsia: 'Kiefucor' (left) with reference variety 'Kiewiwidiv' (right)

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