Brilliant Fuchsia
Fuchsia fulgens

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Species: fulgens (FUL-jenz) (Info)
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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)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Coral/Apricot

Green

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Velvet/Fuzzy-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 seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Richmond, California

San Anselmo, California

San Francisco, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 22, 2008, stephenp from Wirral, UK, Zone 9a
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

Not my plant directly, but across the street there has been a Fuchsia fulgens and you could say it has been neglected for a number of years as no one lives in the house now but remarkably it keeps flowering year after year.

What is perhaps more remarkable is this is actually growing in the UK (equivalent zone 9a). Despite a minimum temperature of -2C last winter (some of the coldest temperatures ever witnessed here), it has flowered again this year. Perhaps fulgens is actually hardier than people suggest!

Neutral

On Sep 1, 2001, Baa wrote:

Upright shrub with spreading branches from Mexico.

Has ovate to heart shaped, pale green, slightly downy, red toothed leaves.

Triphylla group (long tubed flowers). Bears pendant terminal racemes of thin flowers upto 2 inch long, has pink/salmon or dull red tubes and pale red sepals fading to green at the bottom and bright red corollas.

Fruit are oblong and turn deep purple when ripe.

Minimum temperature is 41F, best kept in a cool greenhouse in frost prone areas.

I've tried to propagate this one from cuttings for a number of years and have never yet managed to keep them more than a week. However, I've spoken to several Fuchsia growers who have and say there is nothing difficult about it :)