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PlantFiles: Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Ballerina Blau'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ballerina Blau
Additional cultivar information: (European Uprights™ Series, aka Ballerina Blue)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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:
Light Shade


Bloom Color:

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


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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
From semi-hardwood 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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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Leehallfae On Sep 15, 2006, Leehallfae from Seattle, WA wrote:

Ballerina Blue is very pretty, and apparently an easy to care for plant. It was in a container, and was put into the yard about 2 months ago, and is already producing more blossoms.

Positive hanna1 On May 18, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

An absolutely gorgeous flower! 12"-14"H x 14-18"W spread. Medium growth rate. Foliage is silver green. Heat tolerant. Upright growth habit. Looks great in planters, containers, Greenhouse, window box, baskets.
A tough plant. Upright growth habit. Must have moist soil, daily watering, do not like to dry out.


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

Castro Valley, California
Citrus Heights, California
Chiefland, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Saint Amant, Louisiana
Petal, Mississippi
Seattle, Washington

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