Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cloverdale Pearl

'Cloverdale Pearl' is from a set of fuchsias all named "Cloverdale" and hybridized by Gadsby in the 1970's. I am hoping to find 'Cloverdale Jewel' next. 'Cloverdale Star' is a nice big bush with simple flowers like these, but with a "Wysteria" blue tone to the corolla.
There! All caught up with my entries to!
One of these days I'll be able to get a better digital camera and the quality of my photos will improve dramatically, I hope, ha!

Moody Blues

'Moody Blues' is one fuchsia I really, really wanted as soon as I heard about it this winter when I was pouring over the database at for every upright I wanted in my database and eventually in my collection. I love the Moody Blues!! Of course I wanted a flower named after them!

Lady Ann

'Lady Ann' looks like she is going to be an spectacular bush when she gets taller.

Dainty Lady

'Dainty Lady' is one very old fashioned girl! She was hybridized by Lowe in 1878! What a beautiful and simple little flower.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fuchsia alpestris

'Fuchsia alpestris' is going to become at least a 6 foot high bush. The leaves are very different, not only in their length and shape, but how thick and fleshy they are. Kind of leathery or rubbery, cool! The flower is simple, but that is fine with me, I like the simple ones. And I have heard that hummingbirds prefer the species over the hybrids. It is believed that the hybrids don't produce as much nector.


'Satellite' is really cool, don't you think!? Very different! What a surprise I got when this one opened up. Also looks like it is going to be another nicely compacted upright bush.

Super British

'Super British' looks like it is going to be a heat hardy upright fuchsia as most of the ones with orange in the corolla are. It is also going to be a large but dense bush. I bought this one in a one gallon and it had been severly pruned. So I can see thick old branches that had been cut off. Now it is in a five gallon container and we'll see what happens when it takes off!


'Dariway' is a cute little number! I think it is going to be another dense medium sized bush. Some varieties get leggy right away, others like this one get bushy right away. Remember, all of these are new to me and it is often not possible to find information about their growth habits. Which is the main reason for not entering that information here. So I hope people will visit and the PlantFiles there. As every fuchsia I add here has already been added there. And if I do have information about the fuchsia, that info has been posted there.

F. campos-portoi

'F. campos-portoi' is in the same Section as the F. magellanica's, the Quelusia Section. It is going to become a large bush. And I believe the hummingbirds are going to go crazy over this one. They fight over who gets to drink last from the F. lycioides which are similiar in having masses of little red and purple flowers. This species is headed straight for the sky with stronger upright branches than the magellanica's.


'Treasure' is very well named. I love the colors on this one. So far, it looks like it is going to be one of the nicely rounded upright bushes with naturally dense growth.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


'Crescendo' is a bit unusual! I bet they named it for what appears to be a second skirt. Which isn't apparent when the bud first opens up, but gradually drops down "crescendo!" as the flower developes. The colors on this one, are described as "Turkey Red with Peony Purple."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Gartenmeister Bonstedt

'Gartenmeister Bonstedt' is one upright hardy fuchsia I was determined NOT to grow. I really didn't like it. But it has grown on me, ha, ha! Many people know what a truly hardy bush this one is. Summer heat and winter cold. It can freeze to ground level, but if the base of the plant and it's roots are protected, it will come right back up in the spring. So I have it now, along with some 'Leather Ferns' that have been protecting it's base for years. The one in the photo is from a cutting I took last year and then neglected. It lived anyway though! And now I am taking good care of them. I like orange, in small amounts or in hints of orange, along with other shades. This one is a bit too orange for me.....

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dancing Stars

'Dancing Stars' believe it or not, is going to be at least a three to four foot high bush when it is mature. The Northwest Fuchsia Society lists it as both a winter hardy and a heat hardy fuchsia. And I know the hummingbirds and bees are going to love it. People like those big puffy flowers, but those are hard for the bees and hummingbirds to access and rarely have anything to offer the hummingbirds. So they tend to frequent the simpler flowers the most. The blue flower in this photo, for comparison, is a 'Forget-Me-Not'. It is going to be a interesting turn of events when this bush is large enough for a bed of 'Forget-Me-Nots' beneath it!

Army Nurse

'Army Nurse' has the most beautiful shade of double blue skirt. Many fuchsias with blue corolla's fade to reds as they age. Especially those that start out with more of a purple tinge. This is one that holds closer to blue, so it is going to be a favorite of mine. That is 'Autumn Orange' sneaking into the photo there.

Cotton Candy

'Cotton Candy' is a nice pink blushed double. Gonna post a few real quick here to catch up.

Friday, July 16, 2010


'Fuseedia' is a mix of fuchsia seed that was developed to market fuchsia as annuals. Which is sad because they are long lived perennials. Even these cute little bushes can live for many years. This seed mix can produce a rainbow of colors. I just lucked out on getting my favorite combo, blue and white! I am delighted with this one.

And you may notice, the entries now will not be in an alphabetical order for some time. I will be echoing the entries I make into the PlantFiles of DavesGarden each day.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


'Aintree' is one of the recent additions to my collection which brought the total to 205! There are a few which remain to be properly identified, as they came in the form of cuttings from friends. Sometimes I won't be able to give much information on the varieties I post because I can't find any information about them and they are new to me. 'Aintree' looks like it is going to have a growth pattern similar to 'Ain't She Sweet' and 'Sylvia Barker'. In other words, over time and with pruning, they will grow large. If allowed to grow into their own form, they will be mounding bushes with some branches going straight up. Which is why they are not hanging basket types.

I have neglected this blog for too long! Now that I am trying to add a variety a day to the PlantFiles as again, I will also try to add the same one here. Plus I need to continue the entries of the full sized bushes!