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Native alternative(s) for Fuchsia magellanica:
Silene virginica Silene virginica
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Petunia x hybrida Petunia x hybrida
Phlox subulata Phlox subulata
Impatiens capensis Form

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 in the Onagraceae family.  With showy red flowers from summer until the first frost this perennial has a beautiful fountain-like form. 

It will die back to the ground during a hard freeze, if it doesn't die back you may wish prune the stems to the ground to rejuvenate growth in the spring. 

Plant them hanging baskets, containers, or window boxes or can be planted directly in the ground. 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Pollinator and Culinary Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#easy to grow#red flowers#hanging baskets#window boxes#garden walls#nectar plant mid-summer#nectar plant late summer#nectar plant early fall#fountain form#bee friendly#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#container plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#easy to grow#red flowers#hanging baskets#window boxes#garden walls#nectar plant mid-summer#nectar plant late summer#nectar plant early fall#fountain form#bee friendly#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#container plant
  • 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
    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 to red blooms.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    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