Fuchsia ‘Corallina’

A strong, robust shrub with large, deep green leaves, crimson-scarlet tube and sepals and dark purple corolla.  [RHSD, Hilliers'].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘Corallina’, a ‘dark-coloured fuchsia’, was highly recommended by The Gardeners Chronicle.  [Gard. Chron. 1848 and 1849].  A correspondent to The Gardeners Chronicle wrote: ‘I am so pleased with the beauty of F. corallina, covering a wall nearly 10ft high.  It was obtained from F. exoniensis, fertilised by montana, which is, I believe, a Brazilian species’.  [Gard. Chron. 1851].  It was raised by Pince of Exeter in 1844 [GC p.604/1883].  The Cottage Gardener/1848.

This cultivar is still available and was awarded an AGM by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2005.  ‘A robust plant.  The large dark leaves and the scarlet and purple single flowers produced in abundance, make this cultivar worthy of the AGM.  Can be used to scramble up trees or shrubs’.  [www.rhs.org.uk/trials].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.468/1850].


Included in the Global Compendium of Weeds although it is difficult to imagine this plant as a significant weed.

Published Aug 13, 2009 - 04:23 PM | Last updated Sep 05, 2011 - 02:18 PM

More details about Fuchsia ‘Corallina’
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

  • Fuchsia corallina Hort. ex Lynch


Common Name

Hardy Fuchsia

Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia corallina 

Confidence level high