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Ruth West

TUBE

  • Tube color : ivory with greenwith vertical pink stripes on center of tube
  • Tube shape : long, medium thick
  • Tube dimensions : 29-32mm

SEPALS

  • Sepal color upper : ivory (l55B)
  • Sepal color lower :ivory flushed pink (62A)
  • Sepal shape :half up
  • Sepal tips :green (143C) recurved
  • Sepal dimensions :38mm long x 13mm wide

COROLLA

  • Corolla opening color : reddish purple (74A) a lighter base (68B)
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : bell shape
  • Corolla silhouette : one quarter flared
  • Petal margins : smooth
  • Corolla dimensions :25mm long x 25mm wide
  • Petaloid color :
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STAMENS and PISTIL

  • Stamens : 4-13mm below corolla
  • Filaments : pink (68B)
  • Anthers : pinkish ivory (36B)
  • Pistil : 29-31mm below corolla
  • Style : pale pink (55D)
  • Stigma : ivory (llD)

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud : Long square
  • Habitus : natural trailer
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  • Height :
  • Suitable as : basket or standard
  • Light/Climate : overhead filtered light in a cool climate
  • Optimal light conditions : filtered light
  • Remarks :
  • Named : Ida Drapkin was Ruth’s neighbor and they were both fantastic gardeners and good friends. After Ruth passed away, Ida named a fuchsia after her in her honor. Ida passed a number of years ago however there is an Ida Drapkin Fuchsia Garden at the South Coast Botanical Gardens in Palos Verdes, which is where Ruth and Ida lived.
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  • Year (of registration) : 1986
  • Year of Introduction:
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  • Breeder : Drapkin Ida
  • Country : United States
  • Tested : 4 years in Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, USA
  • Distinguished by : natural trailer in color range
  • AFS : 1955
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FOLIAGE

  • Foliage color upper side : medium green (l37B)
  • Foliage color lower side : slightly lighter (l38B)
  • Leaf dimensions : 64mm x 35mm
  • Leaf shape : ovate
  • Leaf margin : serrulate (finely toothed)
  • Leaf tip : acute
  • Leaf base : rounded
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : red-grey
  • Stems : light green
  • Branches :