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Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'R.A.F.'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: R.A.F.
Additional cultivar information:(aka Royal Air Force)
Hybridized by Garson
Registered or introduced: 1942
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Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

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

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:

Redondo Beach, California

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 21, 2008, RustyStar from Redondo Beach, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Trailing Plant. Flowers are double with a pink corolla and red sepals. Excellent used in baskets or pots. Keep soil consistently moist, fertilize often and remove old flowers regularly. A very pretty fuchsia!!