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id help: Kit Oxtoby vs. Peachy

Posted by crazyforcorelli z5 utah (My Page) on
Mon, May 22, 06 at 2:01


I purchased a fuchsia that didnt have a tag identifying the cultivar. (I normally avoid these, but this one was too beautiful to pass up!) Ive since been trying to determine the variety, and it seems to be either Peachy or Kit Oxtoby. Can anyone describe the differences between them?

Unfortunately, I dont have a digital camera, so I cant post a picture. However, Id describe the mystery cultivar as follows:

The double blooms of my plant are medium to large, about the same size as Swingtime. The tube and sepals are white, with green tips on the ends of the sepals; the underside of the sepals is white as well. Id describe the corolla as carnation pink; there is some white "marbling," as well as a pale lilac hem.

The habit is that of a lax bush. I know that this is a trait of Kit Oxtoby, while Peachy is a trailer. Nevertheless, there arent a lot of blooms yet, so I dont know if these would ultimately weight down the branches. At any rate, its not a clear trailer like Wilma Versloot or Dark Eyes.

The stems are reddish, but there arent red veins on the leaves. The leaves are fairly large and rounded; theyre also a true green rather than the darker, forest green of Marinka and other cultivars.


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RE: id help: Kit Oxtoby vs. Peachy

Hi cforc

Mike Oxtoby and Len Bielby who raised 'Kit Oxtoby' are good friends of mine and Mike describes both 'Kit Oxtoby' and 'Peachy' in his catalogue under 'Basket Varieties'.

Mike gives a good description of both, it may assist in helping you to decide which cultivar you have.

Mikes website is

Hope this helps


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