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Fuchsia magellanica

var. gracillis 'Versicolor'


Versicolor Fuchsia




Family
Onagraceae
Genus
Fuchsia
Species
magellanica
Cultivar
'Versicolor'
Category
Woody
Type
Shrub (deciduous)
Variety
gracillis
USDA Hardiness Zone
8b - 9a
Canadian Hardiness Zone
8b
RHS Hardiness Zone
H4
Temperature (°C)
-10 to -5
Temperature (°F)
14 - 23
Height
1 - 1.5 m
Spread
1 - 1.5 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
JuneJulyAugustSeptember
Landscape
Borders, beds, courtyard, cottage, informal gardens and container planting.
Cultivation
Grow in full sun to part shade, in moist, well-drained soil.
Shape
Bushy.
Growth
Medium
Pests
Glasshouse whitefly, red spider mite, aphids, leafhopper, thrips and vine weevils can occur under glass. Capsid bug and caterpillars can be a problem in outdoor planting. May be affected by a rust.
Habitat
Horticultural origin.
Leaf Description
Small and variably margined.
Flower Description
Pendent flowers with tubular calyx, 4 spreading sepals and 4 erect petals.
Colour Description
The leaves are greyish-green with cream and flushed pink when young. The flowers have purple petals with red tube and sepals.
Notable Specimens
RHS Garden Rosemoor, North Devon, England. Trewidden Garden, Trewidden, Penzance, England.
Propagation
Softwood cuttings.
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