Fuchsia

Fuchsia spp.

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The genus Fuchsia contains around 100 evergreen or deciduous shrubs and trees, and is most often grown for its distinctive, ornate, pendant, bell to tubular-shaped flowers. Originally from regions of Central and South America and New Zealand, this genus occurs naturally in mountainous regions. More than 8,000 hybrids and cultivars have been developed from this genus, featuring a wide range of varying flower structures including single, semi-double and double flowers. Blooms are often pink, purple, red or white and often feature bicolouration. Some hybrids or cultivars may be just one colour.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Special features

Origin

New Zealand, the Society Islands and Mexico to Tropical America

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Compost

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Onagraceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple, Red, White, Multicoloured