• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Arching stems form a shrub 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Summer
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Arching stems form a shrub 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Attracts Hummingbirds
    Foliage color:Yellow
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Design IdeasUse in niches in rock waterfalls or let the branches hang over the edge of a water garden. Perfect for edges of mounds and retaining walls or in raised planters. Ideal for window boxes.
  • Care
    Care Information
    In the landscape, follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. In containers, check often to maintain moist conditions. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer to encourage blooms.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    All fuchsias are New World plants, first described by a French Jesuit missionary to the West Indies. He named the new genus after Leonard Fuchs, published in Nova Plantarum Americanarum Genera in 1703. By the end of the 18th century, hardy but small flowered Fuchsia magellanica had been widely cultivated in Europe. By the end of the 19th century fad for exotic plants, dozens of tropical species were crossed with F. magellanica to create innumerable hybrids. The ancestry of this and most modern hybrids is so ambiguous most are virtually impossible to trace.
    Lore:
    In the Victorian era, fuchsias took on the common name of "lady's eardrops" referring to their resemblance of the elaborate dangling earrings so popular at that time.

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