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034-235   Fuchsia 'Roswitha'  

Fuchsia 'Roswitha'
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Many thanks to our friend Linda Rectinus for sharing this variegated fuchsia with us. Although it is not considered a hardy fuchsia, Linda has had good luck growing Fuchsia 'Roswitha' in her garden in the Portland area. Its soft green leaves are edged in cream with a blush of coral - a combination that really complements the pale orange flowers and brings out the startling brilliance of the red orange corollas. This is listed as an upright fuchsia but because the branches arch with the weight of their flowers it is best to think of this as a lax grower. The literature attributes this to a South African breeder named Gwen Bos in 1994. It is said to be a sport of Fuchsia 'Joan Cooper.'

Summer to fall.  24 in.? x 24 in. ?

Pale Orange/Orange Red flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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