Iochroma
Iochroma fuchsioides

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iochroma (eye-oh-KROH-muh) (Info)
Species: fuchsioides (few-shee-OY-deez) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Roseville, California

San Francisco, California

Spring Valley, California

Odessa, Florida

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Spring, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 6, 2006, absinthium from Spring Valley, CA wrote:

Pretty tough and grows well despite the fact that is attracts treehoppers who defoliate it in the summer. The treehoppers are apparently only attracted to this plant, since I haven't seen them elswhere, even on the neighboring brugmansia. The flowers are held somewhat toward the inside of the branches, not the ends. Not terribly showing but pretty enough up close. Will grow in shade but prefers sun and some moisture. Not a jewel type plant to design around, unlike its cousins the brugmansias. I prefer the purple ones, personally.

Neutral

On Nov 4, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

sometimes called the heat loving fuschia, this is a compromise for those who want a plant with fuschia-like flowers to bloom all summer, in warmer climates. It supposedly is hardy in zones 8-10. It is a Central/South American native related to Brugmansias.