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PlantFiles: 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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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

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


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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:

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive PedricksCorner 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 SW_gardener 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 Baa 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.


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

Alameda, California
Amesti, California
Richmond, California
San Diego, California
San Leandro, California

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