SOLVED: fuschia

New Iberia, LA(Zone 9a)

I got two of this fuschia from the Home Depot. I would like to know the extacly name for this one. I know there havd several different colors of fuschia. I never have fuschia and this is my first time. I know they doesnt like to be in SUN but like in SHADE but light from window. Please feed me any information about this fuschia. Thanks...... This is the picture of the Fuschia, took by INTEL PRO PC CAMERA

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There are more than 8000 cultivars and hybrids of Fuchsia and naming an unnamed one is close on impossible unless you are an expert then it is merely difficult ;) You could try asking a Fuchsia specialist if they would be kind enough to try and identify it for you.

This looks like it is a very small flowered and leaved variety which might make identification a bit easier. How red are the sepals? It might be one of the thumb series.

In your zone you may have trouble keeping it going during the summer. Even here in the UK they like to be in shade and the leaves quickly burn in any hot sun for any length of time. Try to keep it as cool as possible in the summer.

New Iberia, LA(Zone 9a)


Troy, VA(Zone 7a)

They seem to do quite well on the West Coast and especially north in Washington state. I want to grow the hardy ones here and will try but fear the humidity will take hold, even in the shade!!

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

Home Depot gets the new dwarf varieties in, one is pinkish and called Diva, will have to go look at HD and see what they've got in.

New Iberia, LA(Zone 9a)

Guess what.. they died! They dont like humid or heat.. NO more fuschia for us over here.. They do sell different at the nurseries.. I asked them why they sell them here which they dont like heat or humid. Like they said the same thing..

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