Fuchsia Magellanica 'Versicolor'


Common Names: Fuchsia 'Versicolor'


Family: Onagraceae

Origin: Chile

Type: Evergreen shrub

Size: 5 ft. high and wide.

Flowers: Flowers red and violet to 1.5 in. long, late spring to fall; leaves to 1 inch, oval, light green.

Uses: Hanging pots, patios, entries, color accent, in heat.

Wildlife: Hummingbirds like nectar.

Soil: Porous, water-retaining, rich soil.

Water: Medium water. Overhead mist is best. More for pots.

Sun: Tolerates full sun; prefers some shade.

Pruning: Prune in spring before new growth begins, as new growth carries blooms.

Pests & Diseases: Rust, capsid bug, caterpillars, fuchsia gall mites. Cut off and destroy infected parts.

Notes: This is the parent of most hybrid fuchsias. Deciduous if frosted; but rebounds to 4 or 5 ft. in a single year. Hardy to 0° F.