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Plantidote of the Day 2010-11-20

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Hardy  fuschia

Fuschia Magellanica Neon Tricolor

Hardy fuschia

This fuschia was just planted mid- September (one of those little 4" pots). Boy was I surprised it decided to bloom. It's hardy zones 7-9 and at maturity, it's supposed to be 3-6 feet, depending on growing conditions. Sure hope it survives La Nina this winter.

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Submitted by twig on

those colors look like they would grow in the dark!

And, yes, the big version is very cool!

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Submitted by Valhalla on

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