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- Southern Hemisphere Garden
- Fuchsia magellanica
Common name: Hardy fuchsia, hummingbird fuchsia, bush fuchsia
Fuchsia magellanica is native to southern South America and was introduced into Europe in the late 18th century. It is a shrub and sports red flowers all summer, followed by purple berries which can be eaten. It is hardy in our climate zone and has many cultivars.
Photos by Hughie Jones in the Southern Hermisphere Garden.
Close-up flower: Aruna at Malayalam Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons