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Tropicals & Tender Perennials: What will happen if I plant a fuchsia from seed?

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Hinsdale, IL

January 7, 2011
7:07 PM

Post #8298219

DG says, Honeysuckle Fuchsia Fushsia 'Koralle', doesn't come true from seed. If I plant seeds from mine, will they be a totally new variety?

This message was edited Jan 7, 2011 10:09 PM
Freedom, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 10, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8303252

Yes, if you want that same exact cultivar, you must grow it from a cutting. Just like if you plant apple seeds, you will not get the same fruit as the one you got the seeds from. You might not be able to tell much of a difference though if both parents of the seed are the same culitivar. Grow it and see!
Hinsdale, IL

January 10, 2011
7:34 PM

Post #8303641

Thank you for responding to my question. That was what I thought, though I wasn't sure.
Freedom, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 11, 2011
12:35 PM

Post #8304912

I have yet to try to grow fuchsias from seed. It is something I hope to try my hand at this year. I have a few cultivars I'd like to see crossed. Good luck and let us know what happens!

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