The Hummingbird's Delight

Meet the Fuchsia magellanica, a plant that's as fun to say as it is to grow! Also known as the Hardy Fuchsia or Hummingbird Fuchsia, this plant is a showstopper in any garden with its vibrant ruby flowers and lush green leaves.

Fuchsia magellanica

Dappled To Full Sun

Flexible for areas with filtered light or plenty of sunshine.

High Water Needs

Requires frequent watering but doesn't tolerate standing water. Needs regular attention.

Clay or Sandy Soils Preferred

Grows in clay or sandy soils, which can present challenges in soil structure and stability.

Highly Adaptable Soil pH

Suitable for all pH environments, from acidic to alkaline.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects or skin irritation risks.

Safe for All Animals

No known safety risks to pets or livestock.


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About Fuchsia magellanica

The Fuchsia magellanica is a recurring plant that can grow from 5 to 10 feet in both height and width. Its verdant leaves create a beautiful contrast with the ruby-colored flowers that bloom in the summertime. This plant is a creeper, making it a great choice for those looking to add some vertical interest to their garden.

Did you know that the Fuchsia magellanica is also known as the Hummingbird Fuchsia? That's because its vibrant, nectar-rich flowers are a favorite among these tiny, fast-flying birds!

Also known as

Hardy fuchsia
Hummingbird Fuchsia

Our design recommendations

The Fuchsia magellanica is not just a pretty face. It's also a versatile plant that can be used in various ways in garden design. Its height and spread make it a great choice for a bush fence or a thicket. And because it's a creeper, it can also be used in suspended planters or urns for a cascading effect. The Fuchsia magellanica is a flexible plant when it comes to landscape location. It can thrive in urns, suspended planters, or even as a part of a stone barricade. The key is to ensure it gets enough sunlight and has well-drained soil.