Year Introduced: 1834
A hardy creeping and trailing species from New Zealand. Flowers face upwards and have bright blue pollen. Proportionately large pinkish orange berries.
Shady conditions encourage leafy growth, but few flowers. Sunnier conditions have the opposite effect.
We find that this (and Wirral, its variegated form), grows better in clay pots than plastic ones.
Like all true species fuchsias, you can keep seed from the mature fruits. Provided you have hand pollinated the flowers that produced them (or ensured insects could not cross-pollinate them with other species or cultivars), these seeds will produce new plants of the same species. Alas, this doesn't work for variegated forms.
Tube: Green, yellow and red.
Sepals: Green, short, purple tipped.
Foliage: Green with grey/silver undersides. Heart shaped tiny leaves.
|Tiny (0.5 - 1.5cm)||#|
|H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C)||#|