Fuchsia Boliviana luxurians ‘alba’ – Bolivian Fuchsia.
Species of Fuchsia native to southern Peru, Bolivia and northern Argentina. It is a medium evergreen shrub, growing to 2–4 m tall, with a spreading, open habit. It has large, hairy mid-green leaves and red petioles. It has large drooping flowers up to 20 cm long borne in late summer and autumn of scarlet red flowers with the individual flowers 3–7 cm long. After flowering it bears small red-purple, edible fruit 10–26 mm long.
Fuchsia boliviana is widely grown in shade or part-shade in any cooler climates. An easterly aspect is recommended. Plants require protection from direct sun and temperatures exceeding 40 °C. The plants are hardy to about -4 °C for short periods. Propagation is by seed or cuttings.
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