Hardy Fuchsia 'Riccartonii'

Fuchsia magellanica

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Species: magellanica (ma-jell-AN-ee-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Riccartonii
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Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Variegated

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:

Topsfield, Massachusetts

Panama, New York

Valley City, Ohio

Olympia, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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1
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RatingContent
Negative

On Oct 27, 2016, nothingfails from YAMBOL EAST THRACE,
Bulgaria (Zone 7b) wrote:

No drought, heat and sun tolerance at all!!! Had 2, one died, the other nearly dead even though watered every day!!! Top growth shrivelling!!! Not for hot dry climates!!!

Positive

On Jan 5, 2015, bradb22 from Valley City, OH wrote:

This is such a beautiful plant with interesting danty flowers. beautiful colors. most sites say this is a 7 or 6 zone plant. mine grew in northern ohio for 9 years in zone 5B (USA) on the north side of my home in full shade about 3 feet from my home's foundation as the focal point between two spruces until last year when we reached -15F and that must have finally killed it. I never added protection in the winter. this is a plant you will love to look at, touch and admire

Positive

On Nov 11, 2008, Kathleen from Panama, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

This plant is hardy in my zone 5 garden in a protected spot under a small sourwood tree where it enjoys a consistent snow cover through the cold months

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