• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms a compact shrub 3 feet tall and wide
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Late spring through late autumn
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:FEW-she-uh ma-jell-AN-ee-kuh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Forms a compact shrub 3 feet tall and wide
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late spring through late autumn
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasThis splendid woody perennial is as diverse as it is beautiful. Use as an informal hedge, a unique specimen in a flower bed or as a elegant container planting.
  • 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.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    ll 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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