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PlantFiles: Encliandra Fuchsia
Fuchsia thymifolia

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Species: thymifolia (ty-mih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Joan On Dec 7, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

In ultimate conditions in the wild, this species will grow to 10 feet (3 m.) In cultivation its usual height is approximately 3 foot (1 m.)

This species occurs in the wild from Mexico to northern Guatemala, and is reportedly hardy in zones 8-11.

The leaves are oval shaped, sometimes have a toothed edge, and have fine hairs on both the top and bottom.

The solitary flowers have a green/white tube aging to pink, and the sepals and petals have the same colors.

The black/purple fruits are fleshy.


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

Berkeley, California
Carlsbad, California
Long Beach, California
Napa, California
Paradise, California
Redwood City, California
Santa Clara, California

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