Hardy Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Queen Esther'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Queen Esther
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Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Bellevue, Washington

North Bend, Washington

Redmond, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 7, 2015, hermero from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

I had a similar experience and went out to the NW Fuschia Society website for help. http://www.nwfuchsiasociety.com/hardies/hardyfuchsias.htm The Queen Esther I lost was in a pot. NWFS says must move it inside to an unheated space to overwinter that way. If you want to overwinter outside QE needs to be in ground and well mulched. QE is rated Hardy, (but not "Very Hardy") zones 7-9. If the temp drops below freezing, add more mulch. Personally, I plan to protect with Reemay wrap if it drops to 25 F. Rarely happens in zone 8.
Also, this fuschia is extremely easy to start from cuttings. I plan to take a couple of those before frost just for insurance. (no pruning after frost!) I do ... read more

Neutral

On Jun 4, 2011, Samtpfote from Gresham, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

I really liked this fuchsia but for whatever reason it did not come back this year. I have the baby blue eyes and phyllis in the same flowerbed and they made it back. If I can find this fuchsia again at a local nursery I will give it another shot in a different flowerbed.