Fuchsia Smith’s ‘Dalstonia’

Smith’s Fuchsia ‘Dalstonia’ was described in the Floricultural Cabinet, ‘New hybrid Fuchias – notices of new plants’, by Nathaniel Norman: ‘Sepals, tubular portion rose, divisions yellow and green, reflexed.  Petals bright red.  A very profuse bloomer.’  [FC p.213/1841].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Smith’s ‘Dalstonii’ was offered for sale by Smith’s of Hackney in The Gardener’s Chronicle [GC p.314/1843].  No description was given.  Bred by Smith in 1841 and still available today.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.470/1850]. 'Transparens' and ‘Triumphans’ were also offered in the Gardener’s Chronicle advertisement.  All three fuchsias first appear in the 1850 catalogue and it seems likely that they were introduced at the same time, possibly in response to this advertisement.


Published Aug 13, 2009 - 05:05 PM | Last updated Sep 05, 2011 - 02:08 PM

More details about Fuchsia Smith’s ‘Dalstonia’
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia Dalstoni 

Confidence level high