Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Quasar'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Quasar
Hybridized by Walker
Registered or introduced: 1974
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Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Amesti, California

Los Angeles, California

Stockton, California

Chimacum, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 27, 2008, PedricksCorner from Freedom, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I love Quasars double blue corolla! The photo I added shows off one of my favorite qualities of the fuchsia's in general, and that is how they change so much in their color as the corolla opens more fully. Sometimes it can seem as though it is an entirely different cultivar. Quasar doesn't have to be a hanging basket. And will live for many more years if kept in a larger pot on the ground, or planted into the ground itself. It will not only spill over the sides of a container, it will grow into a low mounding bush.

Positive

On Sep 21, 2005, alrac from wolverhampton
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a beautiful container/basket Fuchsia. It has an abundance of giant blooms throughout the summer through to October. This is my first year growing giant Fuchsia so I am busy taking cuttings which I root in water then transplant to a 3" pot. I shall have to wait and see if I can successfully keep them all over the winter.