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Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii' (Fuchsia)

Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii' Photo/Illustration: Dan Johnson


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii' FEW-shah maj-el-LAN-ih-kah Common Name: Fuchsia 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.
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
Tolerance Frost Tolerant
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, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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