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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Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 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:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Deciduous

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.