Fuchsia venusta

Fuchsia venusta

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A close up of two orange Fuchsia venusta flowers on a plant
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Fuchsia venusta is an uncommon evergreen species in the evening primrose family, Onagraceae. Flowers are tubular and bright orange in colour. It has a clumping, bushy habit and is half-hardy, coping with temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full or partial sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. The orange flowers measure approximately 5cm in length, these are borne at the tips of branches, they are graceful, with a long tubular structure and this species is known to attract hummingbirds. Flowers lead on to edible purple fruits. This species is resistant to Fuchsia Gall Mite.

Planning

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Clay

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Onagraceae

Flower colour

Orange, Red

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