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Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Black Magic'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Magic
Hybridized by Hodges
Registered or introduced: 1954
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Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Purple

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Amesti, California

Waterford, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 30, 2009, PedricksCorner from Freedom, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This sturdy little upright bush has proven itself to be heat tolerant. We had temps in the 100's that toasted my rose blossoms, but this guy did fine. It was in a 2" pot the first week of August 2009 and is doing very well. The double corolla is so packed with petals, it reminds me of Blue Eyes. I haven't found any height info on it yet, but it appears to have a dense growth pattern which will be good for supporting the heavy blossoms.