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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly


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:

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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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral weedsfree 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 PedricksCorner 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.


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

Amesti, California

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