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Thyme-Leaved Fuchsia

Fuchsia thymifolia

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

70cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Thyme-Leaved Fuchsia Overview

Fuchsia thymifolia is an attractive species in the evening primrose family, Onagraceae. Flowers are tubular and bright pink-purple to red in colour. It has a clumping, bushy habit and is half-hardy, coping with temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full or partial sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. Fuchsias in the Encliandra section originate from Central America in tropical rainforest environments, typically at high altitudes over 10,000 feet. A section is a taxonomic grouping below genus, but above species, it is used to organise genera with hundreds of species. These plants are characterised by possessing only 4 stamens protruding from the flower tube, as opposed to the usual 8. The other 4 are enclosed within the tube, the term Encliandra translates to enclosed male, referring to these structures. Encliandra Fuchsias are also often termed Miniature Fuchsias.

Common problems with Thyme-Leaved Fuchsia

How to propagate Thyme-Leaved Fuchsia

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Thyme-Leaved Fuchsia

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Other uses of Thyme-Leaved Fuchsia

Grown for their flowers, usually borne from early summer to early autumn. The flowers are very attractive to bees. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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