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PlantFiles: Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Quasar'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Quasar
Hybridized by Walker; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1974

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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:

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive PedricksCorner 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 alrac 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.


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

Amesti, California
Los Angeles, California
Stockton, California
Chimacum, Washington

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