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.
How to propagate Thyme-Leaved Fuchsia
Special features of Thyme-Leaved Fuchsia
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.