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Thursday, 17 October 2013

FFF100 - FUCHSIA 'BLUE EYES'

Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in about 1696–1697 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).

There are currently almost 110 recognised species of Fuchsia. The vast majority are native to South America, but with a few occurring north through Central America to Mexico, and also several from New Zealand to Tahiti. One species, F. magellanica, extends as far as the southern tip of South America, occurring on Tierra del Fuego in the cool temperate zone, but the majority are tropical or subtropical. Most fuchsias are shrubs from 0.2–4 m tall, but one New Zealand species, the kĊtukutuku (F. excorticata), is unusual in the genus in being a tree, growing up to 12–15 metres tall.

The cultivar shown here, 'Blue Eyes' was hybridized by Reedstorm and its year of registration was 1954.

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7 comments:

  1. I love 'em -they make me think of bells ringing:)

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  2. Ballerinas, dancing in the breeze.

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  3. Love The fuchsia it's so a lovely flower ... And yes, LindyLou Mac says they are Ballerina's :)

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  4. I absolutely love the Fuchsia flowers; have only one variety now. I've also observed that this vine is tricky to grow.

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  5. Love fuchsia and your's are wonderful, an amazing picture!
    Wish you a nice weekend,
    moni

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