Fuchsia 'Sarcoma UK'

Fuchsia 'Sarcoma UK' - image: Ian Strawson
Fuchsia 'Sarcoma UK' - image: Ian Strawson

A cross between ‘Water Nymph’ and ‘Crosby Soroptimist’, this Fuchsia, from Roualeyn Fuchsias, has a small to medium single flower with a blush-pink tube and sepals, and a cerise corolla which fades to pink-cerise on maturity.

It has upright growth with mid-green foliage and flowers profusely over a long period of time. It was produced by Ian Strawson, together with his partner Bonita Hesketh, after he was diagnosed in 2015 with sarcoma, the bone and soft tissue cancer which 10 people are diagnosed with every day in the UK.

Naming it ‘Sarcoma UK’ after the only charity in the UK focusing on all types of sarcoma, Ian hopes that this Fuchsia will raise public and medical awareness of this type of cancer. All proceeds will be donated to Sarcoma UK.

It is being launched at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 and entered into the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year competition.

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