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Fuchsia

Fuchsia spp.

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

7a-11b

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

40cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Fuchsia Overview

The genus Fuchsia contains around 100 evergreen or deciduous shrubs and trees from the Onagraceae family. Fuchsia plants are most often grown for their distinctive, ornate, pendant, bell to tubular-shaped flowers and are occasionally known as Lady's Eardrops. 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.

Common problems with Fuchsia

How to propagate Fuchsia

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Fuchsia

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Other uses of Fuchsia

Grown for their flowers, usually borne from early summer to early autumn. The flowers are very attractive to bees. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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