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PlantFiles: Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Heart throb'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Heart throb

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive beachwoman On May 3, 2010, beachwoman from South Kingstown, RI (Zone 5b) wrote:

With their eye-catching colors of red and purple, fuchsia are a delightful addition to my Rhode Island gardens. I generally have 3 or 4 in various sections of the yard. Since my yard is mostly shade to partial shade, fuchsia tend to be "tender perennials" and I bring them inside from Thanksgiving to mid May. Three of the four have survived four years using this method. They continue to bloom profusely each summer and display lovely foliage during winter months inside.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Carmel By The Sea, California
San Francisco, California
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Wakefield, Rhode Island

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