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Fuchsia magellanica

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
FEW-she-uh mage-a-LAN-ik-ah
Description

Hardy Fuchsia is a shade loving easy to grow perennial with showy red flowers from summer until the first frost.  It has a beautiful fountain-like form.  They work well in hanging baskets, containers, or window boxes or can be planted directly in the ground.  It will die back to the ground during a hard freeze, if it doesn't die back you may wish 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Pollinator and Culinary Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#hummingbirds#container plant#easy to grow#red flowers#hanging baskets#window boxes#rock walls#nectar plant mid-summer#nectar plant late summer#nectar plant early fall#fountain form#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#hummingbirds#container plant#easy to grow#red flowers#hanging baskets#window boxes#rock walls#nectar plant mid-summer#nectar plant late summer#nectar plant early fall#fountain form#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Fuchsia
    Species:
    magellanica
    Family:
    Onagraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Chile, Argentina
    Wildlife Value:
    Hummingbirds and bees are attracted to the flowers.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Summer until frost small magenta blooms.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Red stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Rock Wall
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Water Garden