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PlantFiles: Hardy Fuchsia
Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii'

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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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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


Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

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

Grown for foliage

Other details:
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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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bradb22 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 Kathleen 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


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

Topsfield, Massachusetts
Panama, New York
Valley City, Ohio
Olympia, Washington

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