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Fuchsia magellanica
Fuchsia magellanica
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Fuchsia magellanica

Bush Fuchsia

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.219.050

This is a shrubby species of Fuchsia, quite different from the types usually grown in hanging baskets. Plants form a bushy, upright clump of dark green leaves, bearing many delicate dangling bell-like flowers, crimson with a purple centre. Although fairly hardy, this may also be wintered indoors in a pot, then moved out again for summer. Plants benefit from a hard clip each spring, to keep them bushy and compact. In Zone 6 a heavy mulch in late fall will help to bring plants through the winter.

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Fuchsia magellanica

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   60-120 cm
   23-47 inches
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate