Fuchsia magellanica
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Fuchsia magellanica

hardy fuchsia

  family onagraceae 
  genus fuchsia 

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Genus  Fuchsia Species  magellanica Variety  Cultivar  Common names  hardy fuchsia Family  ONAGRACEAE Specimen number  S10181 Data source  DyePl p61;HumGrdn p54
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-09b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Fuchsia magellanica attracts hummingbirds. The calyx of Hardy fuchsia as well as the corolla has been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Reddish purple is the most typical color produced by this plant. Fuchsia is used in Eire for dyeing. It is used in dyeing wool. This species can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10� Fahrenheit.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Calyx   Corolla Dye color  reddish purple
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Fuchsia magellanica probably originates from Eire.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Fuchsia magellanica is a woody perennial. Flowers: Hardy fuchsia has small dangling tube-shaped flower blossoms. The flowers are most often a red color.

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