A Few Fuchsias

Fuchsias have all been developed from plants such as Fuchsia triphylla found first in the Caribbean, although there are over a hundred species native to Latin America although there are a few species in Oceania.

In the UK I don’t think they have much wildlife value, despite all their showy flowers the bees take little notice. I know there are a great many fuchsia enthusiasts, but I’m not one. They are pretty enough but they do not stir me like some flowers do.

We inherited a couple of plants that have now grown into substantial bushes, although their brittle stems mean that often get pruned by nature when we have rainstorms or strong winds. Since then we have added to them buying small annuals that, in our climate become substantial perennial bushes!

Flowers all tend to be red, pink, purple or white or variations thereof.

Rant it out!
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