Hardy Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Garden News'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Garden News
Hybridized by Handley
Registered or introduced: 1978
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Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

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 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

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 24, 2013, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

Reported to be an H3 hardiness - needs little protection. So, I would think that you could grow them in zones 8 or even 7 outdoors with little care.

Positive

On Jul 21, 2009, PedricksCorner from Freedom, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I prefer the simple single upright fuchsias, but this one's got my heart! I love the colors on it. It seems to be able to go either way, upright or hanging. What is sometimes refered to as a "lax" fuchsia. It hasn't taken much effort though, to encourage it into a bush form.