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Fuchsia 'Genii' will be available to ship on Apr 13, 2020.  Just in time for your spring planting
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Fuchsia 'Genii'

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(Genii Fuchsia) Chartreuse foliage so bright that it almost appears golden surrounds the dramatic flowers of Fuchsia ‘Genii’, a mid-sized shrub. The flower's skirt-like sepals, which are often described as “cerise” — sort of a cherry red — flip up over dark violet petals from which long, graceful, cerise anther and stigma filaments dangle.

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Common name
This is the non-scientific name used for a plant. A plant may have several common names, depending on the gardener's location. To further confuse the matter, a common name may be shared by several completely different plants. At Flowers by the Sea, we rely on the scientific name to identify our plants and avoid confusion.
Genii Fuchsia
USDA Zones
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average.
7 - 11
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
48"/48"/48"
Exposure
This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates.
Partial shade
Soil type
This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage.
Rich and well drained
Water needs
Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface.
Average
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Yes
Hummingbird plant?
Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers.
Yes
Mature height
The mature height of this plant in average conditions.
4 to 5 feet
Mature spread
The mature width of this plant in average conditions.
3 to 4 feet
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Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
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(Genii Fuchsia) Chartreuse foliage so bright that it almost appears golden surrounds the dramatic tubular flowers of Fuchsia 'Genii'. The flower's skirt-like sepals, which are often described as "cerise" - sort of a cherry red - flip up over dark violet petals from which long, graceful, cerise anther and stigma filaments dangle.

This mid-sized shrub is attractive whether massed as a long flowering hedge or grown as a single, dramatic container plant. It's also useful as a summer annual in areas where cold winters don't allow its survival as a perennial. Hummingbirds enjoy its rich nectar.

Genii is often called a Hardy Fuchsia, due to being related to the most cold-tolerant of Fuchsias - South American Fuchsia magellanica, a native of the continent's far southern edge along the Straits of Magellan. So, Genii is ideal for cool, moist settings, such as along the Pacific Northwest coast. It needs plentiful shade, whether deep or partial, because it's damaged by too much direct sun. Genii also requires rich, well-drained soil and an application of fertilizer every two to three weeks.

Victor Reiter, Jr. (1903-1986), a founder of the California Horticultural Society, hybridized Fuchsia 'Genii' in 1951. The Fuchsia genus is mainly native to Mexico, Central America, and South America, and was first introduced to horticulture around 1700. Fuchsia hybridization was popular in Europe by the early 1800s, and the hybrids traveled to San Francisco in the mid-1850s. Today, it's estimated there are 110 species and thousands of varieties of Fuchsias worldwide.

One way that Fuchsias are categorized is by number of petals. Genii is a single, which means its flowers have 4 petals. Doubles have 8 or more petals whereas semi-doubles have 5,6, or 7.

Fuchsia 'Genii' is so beloved in the UK that the Royal Horticultural Society gave it an Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 1993.  AGMs are based on characteristics such as resilience, ease of care, resistance to pests, and stability of appearance. In short, Genii Fuchsia is reliable and pretty. We highly recommend it as well.