Fuchsia magellanica

Hummingbird Fuchsia, Hardy Fuchsia

For variety in shady areas, gardeners value Fuchsia's huge array of sizes, shapes and colors of flowers. Two-toned blooms -- gracefully pendant single or frilly double flowers -- have petals in shades of pink, coral, red, purple and white. Use upright-growing Fuchsias as shrubs or bedding plants, or train them into a tree-like form. Trailing varieties are excellent for containers and hanging baskets. Grown as evergreen to semi-deciduous shrubs in warm winter areas, can also be grown as annual house plants over winter. Plants thrive in cool, partial shade. Mist frequently where summers are hot and dry. Protect from strong winds. In spring, feed them high nitrogen fertilizer to encourage the new growth which produces flowers. High potassium fertilizer in summer encourages continuous bloom. Grow new plants easily from 2- to 3-inch stem tip cuttings. Watch for fuchsia gall mite, spider mites and white flies.
Fuchsia magellanica, Hummingbird Fuchsia, Hardy Fuchsia
This upright, many branched shrub forms dense leafy mounds and blooms in two-tone flowers -- red tubes with long red sepals, and purple petals. Flowers appear on new wood, so be sure to prune.

Attributes - Fuchsia magellanica

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Purple, Red

Foliage: Semi-Deciduous

Height: 8 ft. to 12 ft.

Width: 6 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.

Related Plants

Fuchsia x hybrida 'Alice Hoffman', Fuchsia x hybrida 'Cascade', Fuchsia hybrida 'Island Sunset', Fuchsia x hybrida 'Red Spider', Fuchsia x hybrida 'Tom Thumb', Fuchsia x hybrida 'Voodoo'
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