Hardy Fuchsia: Knowing The Different Types Hardy Fuchsia: Knowing The Different Types

A hardy fuchsia is a plant that can withstand colder temperatures and more extreme sun and wind conditions than tender, or trailing fuchsias. There are 2 main varieties of hardy fuchsias which both lend style and elegance to your yard or garden. They are shrubby, growing much like bushes of fuchsias. Read the labels and ask questions when thinking about purchasing a fuchsia plant, because some specific varieties or breeds are only borderline hardy, meaning they’re still vulnerable to weather conditions, just not quite as much as tender fuchsias.

Fuchsia Magellanica

Fuchsia magellanica, also known as bush fuchsia and magellanica fuchsia, is very different from fuchsias that grow in hanging pots. It bears fuchsia flowers in a plethora of colors, everywhere from the typical fuchsia color (just like the crayon) to purples, reds, and even whites. The shrub should grow tightly together, and be shaped and purned accordingly to keep them neat.

Fuchsia Magellanica Riccartonii

Fuchsia magellanica riccartoni, also known as riccartonii fuchsia, is a cultivar of fuchsia magellanica but has a few differences. The main difference is that it has a faint bronze sheen to the leaves. The flowers are also more narrow than regular magellanica fuchsias, but can be found in many colors. These fuchsias are a little more delicate than regular magellanica, but can still be easily cultivated if your region is frost-free.

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