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Fuchsia magellanica ‘Riccartoni’


This hardy fuchsia has green foliage and bright magenta red flowers. The flowers grace the arching stems in profusion throughout the summer. Fuchsia magellanica is native to Chile where I have seen it forming small trees with thick trunks. In our climate it tends to be a semi-evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub to about three feet. In most winters the woody stems overwinter. This species is the most reliably hardy of all fuchsia and will always come back from the base. Hummingbirds love this plant.

Common Name: Fuchsia

Family: Onagraceae (The Evening Primrose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Forest clearings and margins, especially in mixed evergreen/deciduous woods.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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