Fuchsia

Fuchsia (Fuchsia).
Other Names
Lady's Eardrops.
Origins
Mexico, Central, and South America, West Indies, New Zealand, Tahiti, and French Polynesia.
Type
Perennial (herbaceous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 6 - 11.
Bloom
Spring, Summer, early Fall.
Height
10 in - 15 ft (25 cm - 4.5 m).
Cultivation
Rich, well drained, fluffy soil.
Plenty of moisture. Plant Fuchsias sheltered
from harsh, and frosty weather, since their natural habitat is a tropical Rain Forrest. Do not plant Fuchsias exposed to direct Sun.
Shaded location, or that with filtered Sun is best. Fuchsias do not make best houseplants, they like outdoor better than indoor locations.
Propagation - By cuttings.
Other
Fuchsias attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds! Berries and flowers are edible.
There are hundreds of different Fuchsia varieties. Fuchsias come in pink, white, and purple color, all with different shapes and sizes. Trailing varieties, are probably most popular,
particularly for hanging baskets. Fuchsias can be grown as Standards. See HOW TO
Please, note: -not all Fuchsias are zones 6 - 11 tolerant! Best, check particular variety for hardiness, to be sure. For hardy variety, try: Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea' or Fuchsia magellanica
'Riccartonii'. For variegated foliage, try: Fuchsia 'Variegated Lottie Hobby'
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References - Find more about: Hardiness Zones
Special Thanks
Special Thanks to Town & Country Gardens Contributors: bulabean, dive-angel (Karin), Felosarix, flickr, Jasmine&Roses, Rita Crane Photography. Rita Crane, daughter of LIFE magazine photographer Ralph Crane. Her work can be seen on Flickr at Rita Crane Photography or on her website., TaiPics, TMR Davies, Wikipedia, W.D. Williams, YouTube

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