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Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Blue Eyes'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Eyes
Hybridized by Reedstorm
Registered or introduced: 1954
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Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood 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

Houston, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 15, 2012, burn_2007 from Grand-Falls, NB (Zone 4a) wrote:

I grow this plant in a basket, in full shade. It's doing really well by my front porch door.

Positive

On Jul 27, 2010, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

Doing very well in my yard. Mine is in a pot but gets the heat blast all afternoon with summer temperatures averaging around 98. Have no problems with this cultivar. Leaves are green and ripply like spinach. It seems to be slow growing however. I expect blooms next year.

Positive

On Jul 14, 2009, PedricksCorner from Freedom, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Although Blue Eyes is often grown as a hanging basket, I planted mine into the ground a few years ago, next to my Voodoo and it is becoming a low mounding bush. I don't want the hummingbirds so be tempted to go too low, so I've been pruning the lower branches off and it is progressing very well.