Fuchsia Kyle‘s ‘Triumphans’

Kyle’s ‘Triumphans’ was offered for sale by Smith’s of Hackney in The Gardener’s Chronicle, p.314, 1843, in the same advertisement as ‘Transparens’ and ‘Dalstonii’ [GC p.314/1843].  No description was given.  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.499/1850].  Smith’s 'Transparens' and ‘Dalstonii’ were also offered in the Gardener’s Chronicle advertisement.  All three fuchsias first appear in the 1850 catalogue and it seems likely that they were introduced at the same time, possibly in response to this advertisement.


A fuchsia called ‘Triumphant’ is still available, at least in the USA.  It is described as having double violet corolla with sepals of red.  [www.backyardgardener.com].  I don’t know if this is the Victorian cultivar or a more modern plant.

Published Aug 23, 2009 - 03:06 PM | Last updated Sep 01, 2011 - 03:02 PM

More details about Fuchsia Kyle‘s ‘Triumphans’
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia Triumphans 

Confidence level medium