Bolivian Fuchsia
Fuchsia boliviana

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Species: boliviana (boh-liv-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)
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Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Alameda, California

Amesti, California

Richmond, California

San Diego, California

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 2, 2009, PedricksCorner from Freedom, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I purchased this species in a two inch pot this summer and it has already grown large enough to be put into a 15 gallon container. It is currently December 2, 2009 and it is in full bloom here in zone 9b. So is the variety 'alba.'

Positive

On Jul 25, 2009, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote:

Started from seed last summer(2008) and is now going to be coming into full flower(July 2009). Takes well to being grown in a pot and brought indoors over winter. Mine is on a plantstand so the blooms are able to trail down. It's also attractive to hummingbirds!

Neutral

On Feb 3, 2005, Baa wrote:

Large, arching shrub from Peru to Argentina.

Has large, soft, deep green, hairless or slightly hairy leaves. Bears lots of long tubed flowers with pink to red sepals with red petals.

Flowers over many months.

Won't tolerate frosts so needs to be brought indoors in cold areas.