Fuchsia Storey’s ‘Devoniensis’

‘This is a fine variety of excellent habit, with a short scarlet tube, and sepals of fine texture; corolla beautiful light violet, and well formed. It is an abundant bloomer, and will be an acquisition to every collection.’  [Gard. Chron. 1851]. 

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘Devoniensis’ was raised as a seedling in 1849 by W. H. Storey of Whitehill, Newton Bushell, and proved in his nursery in 1850.  It was distributed by Veitch and Sons of Exeter who advertised it in The Gardeners Chronicle of 1851.  

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.471/1850].


Published Aug 13, 2009 - 05:15 PM | Last updated Sep 05, 2011 - 02:05 PM

More details about Fuchsia Storey’s ‘Devoniensis’
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia Devoniana 

Confidence level high