Fuchsia magellanica var. molinae ‘Alba’

hardy fuchsia

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Outstanding Qualities

Hummingbird utopia! Not white as the Latin name suggests, the dainty flowers have white sepals overlaid with a blush of lilac, slightly darker at the tips, and exquisite pastel lilac corollas. The height for this summer to fall blooming deciduous shrub is 3 to 5 feet tall by the same in width during the growing season for this deciduous shrub thought by some to be very calming and having meditative qualities.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 10

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade

Water Requirements: regular waterig

Seasonal Interest: colorful flowers summer through autumn

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Culture Notes
Hardy fuchsias grow best and will flower more in full sun, although light or open shade is okay. The soil should be rich and well-drained and water provided regularly during dry periods or frequent watering for plants in more sun. In the spring watch for the new leaves to emerge and cut back any deadwood. If the winter was particularly cold, this may mean cutting the branches from the previous year to the ground taking care not to break any new shoots that are emerging from the base.