Name change of Fuchsia triphylla cultivars
Over the years, a number of cultivars have undergone a name change or name change.The name change often had to do with the fact that, for example, a French-sounding name was not well known or sold in England, as a result of which it was “anglicized”. It also happened that a plant with a German name was changed in England because German was sensitive ('Leverkusen' therefore became 'Leverhulme' ) but usually the cause was simple, the plants were replaced by unclear/disappeared name plugs, which still happens today.
The same fate also happened to 'Thalia' and 'Koralle', and later also to 'Göttingen'.
But who is who now?
To find out we have to go far back in time, to the birth of "Thalia" and "Koralle".
Bonstedt himself describes 'Thalia' as, pink-coral colored with dark leaves and a reddish color and 'Koralle' as, light coral red with green leaves and very rich flowering.
The biggest difference he indicates is actually the leaves, reddish with 'Thalia' and green with 'Koralle'.
But there is another difference between the cultivars, the bud.
The bud of 'Thalia' is much longer and slimmer than that of 'Koralle'.
If you put the plants next to each other and look closely at them, this difference is clearly visible.
And then there is the more recent exchange of 'Thalia' and 'Göttingen'.
If you put the plants next to each other, there is little difference as far as leaves are concerned.
Both cultivars have beautiful green/red leaves.If we look at the flowers, there is a clear difference.
'Thalia' has a long, very slender tube that is light orange-red in color, while 'Göttingen' has a wide flared tube and is more red in color.
Another difference, 'Thalia' is sterile (no pollen present) while 'Göttingen' is fertile (pollen present)
There has also been flow cytometry research between the so-called fertile 'Thalia' and the 'Göttingen', which showed that the so-called fertile 'Thalia' has almost the same chromosomes as 'Göttingen', while the plants do not have the same parents.
The pedigree of 'Thalia' is namely
Fuchsia triphylla x unknown and that of 'Göttingen'
is Fuchsia fulgens x Fuchsia triphylla.
Given this, it is plausible that all cultivars that have the lineage 'Thalia' x ... are actually 'Göttingen' x ..must be.
Note:In flow cytometry, we examine cells and other particles as they flow through very narrow flow cells. Flow cytometry is applied in various research fields, including molecular biology, pathology, immunology, plant biology and marine biology.