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Creeping Fuchsia

Fuchsia procumbens

a.k.a. Trailing Fuchsia

A rather exotic Fuchsia, unlike most common types, unique for its creeping habit. This species grows much like a groundcover, often not exceeding more than a few inches in height. Bears pretty rainbow flowers followed by firm-fleshed, edible fruits.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Creeping Fuchsia. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in October 2016.

Description

A deciduous creeping perennial, growing up to 2ft, but often only to a few inches. It slowly spreads and if allowed, can be used much like a groundcover. Also great in hanging baskets. The rainbow-colored flowers are borne in Spring and followed by red-ripening berry-like fruits that have a firm skin.

Hardiness

Hardy to the mid to upper 20's (F). This Fuchsia does not like hot temperatures and is best grown in areas that receive only occasional 100F+ days. In warmer climates it needs to grow in shade.

Growing Environment

Enjoys regular water throughout the year. Does particularly well in shaded locations and in warmer climates this is a must. Not too picky about soil types so long as they are well-drained.

Propagation

By seeds, which generally take a few weeks to germinate. By divisions and cuttings.

Uses

Used often as a unique ornamental, offering beauty throughout the year---in leaves, flowers and fruits.

Native Range

Native to New Zealand. Discovered in 1834 by Richard Cunningham.

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