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Fuchsia triphylla 'Firecracker'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Species: triphylla (try-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Firecracker
Hybridized by Fuchsiavale; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Marilynbeth On Mar 22, 2013, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Beautiful plant! Love the colors of the leaves and the flowes against them. I grew it as an annual in a container on our covered front porch that's mostly shady.

Positive suguy On Dec 4, 2011, suguy from Simi Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I use Fuchsia 'Firecracker' regularly in the gardens I design and build.
It is, by far, the best Fuchsia l have found that can hold its place in the garden and endure.

The mites don't bother it and the foliage alone makes it highly appealing.

Positive Kell On Aug 7, 2002, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a beautiful upright fuchsia that was discovered by John Riding and became available in 1999. The tops of the leaves are cream and green while the new growth is pink tinged. Some of the leaves are carried upright so you can see the backs of the leaves which are flushed in pink and the veins show up in deep pink. Very showy. This type of fuchsia has small but long tubular flowers that hang in clusters at the ends of each branch. This plant is somewhat tender in California but will grow quite large in a sheltered spot. Triphyllas can take more sun than a regular fuchsia and prefers to be kept dryer than a regular fushia also. Mine is a bush but I have seen it for sale in the nurseries here that are trained as small standards.


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

Brea, California
Cambria, California
Chula Vista, California
Clayton, California
Oakland, California
Pasadena, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Santa Ana, California
Simi Valley, California
Vallejo, California
Barbourville, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Chimacum, Washington

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