northwest fuchsia society
CULTIVARS HYBRIDIZED FOR GALL MITE RESISTANCE TO DAMAGE
In the 19th century, only a handful of nurserymen-breeders generated a dazzling genetic legacy of fuchsias
we now enjoy. I would suggest that the hundreds of amateur fuchsia growers today, working independently,
could cumulatively accomplish even more by growing seed saved from mite-resistant plants that are pollinated
randomly among the rich varieties present in their gardens.
Peter Baye, AFS Bulletin, September/October 2005
HYBRIDS BY DR. PETER BAYE, San Francisco Botanical Garden/Strybing Arboretum: Dr. Baye has been hybridizing fuchsias for the garden and testing for gall mite damage resistance for many years. Some have been deliberate crosses with others done by Mother Nature. In the PNW, they will be tested for hardiness; most will probably do well. These may not be all of them, nor are they all available outside of California- yet:
(Name- (parentage). Blossom type (Single…). Growth (Upright-Lax-Trailing). Blossom color- Sepals/Petals. Comments.)
'Albrae'- [Campo Hatschbach (F. campos-portoi x F. hatschbachii) x likely Campo Molina pollen parent- F2 open pollination]. S Lax. Red/Purple. F.magellanica blossom form. Easy to propagate as sticks. Hardy.
'Alta'- (Campo Victrix x Lye’s Unique- sibling to Galfrey Lye & Galfrey Blush). S U, Deep pink/Smoky-pink; tall & unbranched plant. Strongly resistant; slight damage to leaves.
'Arouet Fils'- (Voltaire x F regia subsp regia). S U. Red/Purple. Dark, purplish leaves with red veins. Probably hardy. * Being propagated for nurseries.
'Blush Fandent'- (F. denticulata x). White tube, blush to white- green tips. Prolific bloom; not vigorous; hard to propagate with green tips.
'Campo Molina' (F. campos-portoi x F. magellanica ‘Alba’). S Lax. Red/Purple. Small leaves; woody, tall plant that will spread by suckering. Immune; no galls form. Rust resistant.
'Campopple'- (Mrs. Popple x Campo Victrix). S Lax. Red/Purple. Strongly resistant; slight gall mite damage to leaves. Probably hardy.
'Campo Thilco'- (F. campos- portoi x F. magellanica). S Lax. Red/Purple. Prolific & long bloom period; easy. Immune to gall mite damage; no galls form. Hardy.
'Campo Victor'- sibling to Campo Victrix (see below) but lighter in color. Probably hardy.
'Campo Victrix'- (F. campos-portoi. x Venus Victrix). S Lax, Pale pink- green tips/Dark pink. Spherical tubes. Flowers 3 per node. Strongly resistant; slight gall mite damage to leaves. Hardy.
'Dell Campo Queen'- (Campo Thilco x F. regia subsp. regia) S Lax. Red/Purple.
Dr. Godronson'- - (Dominyana x F. denticulata). S U. Scarlet. Large (larger than Dr. Mahoney), waxy flowers, reflexed sepals; purple stems; large, oval purplish leaves. Strongly resistant; slight gall mite damage to leaves.
'Dr. Mahoney'- (Dominyana x F. denticulata). S U. Scarlet with pinkish highlights. Large, waxy flowers; purple stems; large, oval purplish leaves. Strongly resistant; slight damage to leaves.
'Galfrey Blush'- (Campo-Victrix x Lye’s Unique- sibling to Galfrey Lye). S Lax. White flushed pink/Dusky carmine pink. Self-branching; light green foliage. Strongly resistant; slight gall mite damage.
'Galfrey Lye'- (Campo-Victrix x Lye’s Unique- sibling to Galfrey Blush). S Lax. White- tipped pink/Dark carmine pink. Long pedicels, wine red stems; early boom; prolific. Strongly resistant; slight gall mite damage.
'Grand Harfare'-, (Fanfare x F harlingii) S Lax. Orange tube/Orange- black-green tips/Dark, smoky orange-red; Long, fluted tubes, glossy sepals; dark green glossy leaves, Erect, arching growth.
'Harfare Chinook'- (Fanfare x F harlingii) S Lax. Salmon-coral. Like Grand Harfare in shape and texture.
'Horicon'- (California x Campo Victrix) S Lax. Medium pink-orange/Darker pink.
'Issac Rowan'- (Corallina x F hatschbachii). S Lax.. Red/Purple. Prolific bloom; slower growing, compact shrub.
'Jan Jolie'- (F. regia x- pollen parent possibly Hanna- sibling to Ruddy Rodney). S Lax. Red/Purple.
'Kyle Peter'- (Corallina x F hatschbachii). S Lax. Red/Purple. Prolific, long bloom; recurved sepals; purple-red stems, purple flushed green, leathery leaves. Highly resistant- infrequent galls. Rust resistant.
'Mendonoma Belle'- (Albrae x F. regia hybrid). S Lax. Red/Purple. Vigorous plant. Fully resistant. Probably hardy.
'Miri'- (Campo Victrix x Lye’s Unique). S Lax. Tube- watercolor washed pink. Light pink- green tips/ Dark smoky-pink. Medium height; serrated, bronze-purple leaves. Strongly resistant; slight damage to leaves.
'Porphyrio'- (Campo Thilco x F. regia). S Lax. Red/Purple.. Late blooming; large, vigorous, arching, much-branched plant; purplish foliage. Highly resistant- infrequent galls. Rust resistant. Hardy.
'Popplecorn'- (Mrs. Popple x Campo Victrix- sibling of Campopple). S Lax. Red/Purple. Sepals hug corolla. Strongly resistant; slight gall mite damage to leaves. Probably hardy.
'Ruddy Rodney'- (F. regia x- pollen parent possibly Hanna- open pollination-sibling to Jan Jolie). S Lax. Dull red/White with pale red veins. Probably hardy.
'Strybing’s Peach',- S Lax. Peach tube & sepals/Pale yellow. (F. fulgens x F splendens ), terminal panicles with prolific bloom, not vigorous, irregular shape. Highly resistant.
'Strybing’s Speciosa'- Sibling to St’s Peach. Darker red and more vigorous.
'Trailing Starcross'- (California x Campo Victrix- sibling to Horicon) S T. Medium, warm pink/Darker pink.
'Turner Mathew'- (Corallina x F hatschbachii). S Lax. Red/Purple. Larger flowers than either parent; long slender tubes & sepals; very large leaves, reddish foliage. Strongly resistant; slight damage to leaves. Probably hardy.
MARY COOKE’S HYBRIDS- 2006:
An AFS member from Redwood City, California., Mary has been hybridizing for gall mite resistance for ~ 5 years. She anticipates some doubles and trailers and is registering them with AFS beginning in 2006 with these two:
'Jim Lewark'- (Campo Victor x Other Fellow) S Lax, white/orchid. Infrequent, self-limiting gall formation.
'Elegant Rose'- (Campo-Victor x Other Fellow) S Lax, shades of rose, sibling to Jim Lewark. Only occasional crinkling of a few leaves.
To locate these fuchsias, contact nurseries listed on our Growers' List.
The Northwest Fuchsia Society was established in 1983.
Northwest Fuchsia Society
12735- 1st Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98177-4221