Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Fuchsia or Dancing Doll

Fuchsias are herbaceous perennials. Fuchsia are native to South America. They are also found in Central America and Mexico, The Dominican Republic and Haiti. And in the southern hemisphere in New Zealand. The majority are tropical or subtropical. Fuchsia are named after the German botanist Leonhart Fuchs.  Fuchsia were discovered by French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. The photograph (below) of Fuchsia also called as Dancing Doll flower was taken in Mahabaleshwar near Pune in India. The flowers drop downwards and are very decorative. In tropical species the flowers bloom all through the year specially in Summer (April to October).  The colors can vary from dark red, purple-blue, orange and white. Plant Fuchsia in semi shade. They need well drained soil, watering should be regular but do not over water. Protect from extreme cold and heat.
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade / Colder Climates Full Sun
Max Height: 4 Meters
Drought-tolerant: No
Propagation Methods: Seeds (Do not sow the seeds just press in soil) , Cuttings
Bloom Color : dark red, purple-blue, orange and white.
Plant Habit or Use: Shrub
Soil pH requirements:  Acidic (5.0 to 6.0)
Foliage: Green
Duration: perennial
Flowering Season: Summer to Fall
Invasive potential: Not Invasive
Pests and Diseases: Rust, Pythium root rot, Black root rot
Plant Character: Evergreen
USDA Hardiness Zone:  6 to 12

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