Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Celia Smedley'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Celia Smedley
Hybridized by Bellamy
Registered or introduced: 1970
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Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

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

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:

Amesti, California

Chula Vista, California

Vero Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 4, 2014, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Fuchsia 'Celia Smedley - ideal as a standard or patio plant to 24" plus - is a variety from 1970 which has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.


Positive

On Sep 19, 2011, Leehallfae from Seattle, WA wrote:

The Celia Smedley Fuchsia that I have is at least four feet tall and about 2 feet wide. It does better in a container, in the shade, misted at least once a week, and of course, it needs protection from extreme temperatures. Meaning, in the winter time, it's going to be in your (unheated) basement.

Positive

On Aug 23, 2009, PedricksCorner from Freedom, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Celia Smedley is listed by the Northwest Fuchsia Society as a winter hardy upright fuchsia which can grow up to 24" tall in colder zones. In my zone 9b, I can expect is to grow almost twice as tall. So the zones listed here for this fuchsia should include at least 9b and probably 8a to 8b if the directions given by them for over wintering hardy fuchsias are folllowed.
I am delighted with this new addition to my garden, it is doing very well and has a definate upright growth pattern. And of course, the flower is beautiful. I love the simple ones the best.
The colors are listed as:
Sepals - Neyron Rose
Corolla - Current Red