Fuchsia

Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii'

Photo/Illustration: 
Dan Johnson
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Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii')
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Synonyms:  'Magical Gold'
Genus:  Fuchsia
This cultivar has dark green leaves with a faint bronze sheen. Its narrow, dangling, red and purple flowers bloom throughout the season.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Performs well in containers or as a hedge in frost-free regions.
Care:  Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full morning sun to partial afternoon shade. Prune plants back to 12 to 18 inches in late winter to produce fresh foliage. May survive a zone colder if it is given an east-northeastern exposure, planted deeply, and mulched over the winter.
Propagation:  Sow seed in spring; root softwood cuttings in spring, and semi-ripe cuttings in late summer with bottom heat.
Problems:  Spider mites, scale, thrips, whiteflies, fuchsia gall mite, aphids, root-knot nematodes, rust, gray mold, crown gall, crown and root rots, Southern blight, Verticillium wilt.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower,
Red Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Hedge,
Indoor Plant,
Suitable as Annual,
Topiary
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Frost Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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