Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fuchsia boliviana 'alba'


Fuchsia boliviana 'alba' is a species of fuchsia very different from the vast majority of fuchsia varieties one commonly sees. Most of the varieties we see in gardens and plant nurseries are all decended from just a few species.
The fuchsia I mentioned in the previous post, for example, is of a very different species than our common fuchsias.
You can probably tell from looking at the photo, that the blossoms on boliviana are quite different also! If you could feel the leaves, you'd discover they are "furry," like velvet, not like most fuchsias we know at all.
Species like these are becoming more easily available now as more and more people are asking for them. This one becomes a nice large bush.
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