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Fuchsia 'Celia Smedley'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Celia Smedley
Hybridized by Bellamy; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1970

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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


Bloom Color:

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


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:

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive RosinaBloom 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 Leehallfae 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 PedricksCorner 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


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

Amesti, California
Chula Vista, California
Vero Beach, Florida

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