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Fuchsia regia subsp. reitzii

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Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Species: regia subsp. reitzii

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Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
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 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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red
Purple

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

Foliage:
Deciduous

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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive JeffAW On Mar 21, 2014, JeffAW from Mcminnville, OR wrote:

Fuchsias come in many forms and this is my favorite. The plant can easily be 5' tall during its second year and will continue to bloom and attract hummingbirds well into fall. And I would take issue with the hardiness ratings. Although subfreezing weather may kill some or all of the the above-ground vegetation, the roots will survive. During December 2013 we had a week-long cold snap with daytime temperatures staying below 30 and several nights in the single digits. In a shaded part of my back yard I had a small plastic tub with rooted cuttings. The tub was frozen solid for several days but with the first warm weather of spring new shoots appeared.

Regional...

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

Macminnville, Oregon
Olympia, Washington
Port Orchard, Washington



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