Fuchsia ‘Sir Henry Pottinger’

A cultivar of unknown parentage. ‘Sir H. Pottinger […] habit is that of Eppsii, quite equal in size, and a very free bloomer; tube and sepals of a delicate light flesh colour slightly veined with pink; sepals well expanded showing the beautiful dark crimson and purple corolla.’  Advertisement.  [GC p.253/1845].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Sir Henry Pottinger was the first Governor of Hong Kong as a British Crown Colony.  I have no additional data on this cultivar.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.493/1857].


Published Aug 19, 2009 - 05:21 PM | Last updated Sep 01, 2011 - 03:40 PM

More details about Fuchsia ‘Sir Henry Pottinger’
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Probably garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia Sir Henry Pottinger 

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