It all started back in 1986
when I made a few attempts in hybridizing new fuchsia cultivars. The endless
variety in colours and shapes of this unique plant is very inspiring and
after registering a couple of new hybrids I started to refine and improve my
methods. In following years I tried to select and combine various species in
my quest to extraordinary new hybrids, ultimately resulting in some of my
most precious cultivars: Roesse New Millenium and Roesse Blacky. At
first all new cultivars were examined by the technical committee of the Nederlandse Kring van Fuchsia Vrienden (NKVF)
in Aalsmeer. Since 1996 - starting with 'Landgoed Velder' - all new cultivars
are registered directly with the American Fuchsia Society.
By now (September 2003) more than 200 new Fuchsia's have been registered,
named Roesse 'sterrennamen', Rohees and some personal names. The 'Rohees' cultivars
were the result of the pleasant cooperation with B. Heesakkers, whose health
forced him to give up this wonderful hobby.
In 1992 P. van
Bree became infected with the 'fuchsia virus' and M. van Eijk en J.
Comperen joined our regional 'Kempisch Initiative' in 2001. P. van Bree (Breevis +
registered his first cultivar in 1994. J. Comperen (Comperen + insect names)
registered his first new fuchsia in 2002, followed by M. van Eijk in 2003.
Creating and improving
fuchsia's brings a lot of pleasure and satisfaction. It is our goal and our
motivation to bring unique, strong and beautiful plants to the fuchsia
loving community. The ultimate challenge, after having cultivated the black
fuchsia....that would be the yellow fuchsia ! Who knows....keep coming back
to our site for more news !