Fuchsia Veitch’s ‘Dominiana’

A Fuchsia denticulata Ruiz & Pav. x Fuchsia macrostigma Benth. hybrid.  It has a long scarlet-red tube and sepals, the latter green-tipped, and an orange corolla, slightly flared when fully open.  To 1.5m.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

It was bred by Veitch and Son, of Exeter and Chelsea, who provided information on its breeding and naming in an advertisement in The Gardeners Chronicle: ‘The merit of raising this beautiful plant is due to Mr. Dominy, the Foreman of the Plant Department at the Exeter Nursery; it consequently bears his name as a memento of his zeal and ability in the performance of his duties.  It is a seedling between Serratifolia multiflora and spectabilis, having the fine free growth of the former and the splendid flowers of the latter.’  [GC p.385/1854].  It was seen at Veitch’s by Louis van Houtte and figured in Flore des Serres.  [FS f.1004/1855).  ‘[Fuchsia ‘Dominiana’] was in full bloom, and at this season [winter] when flowers are scarce it is quite an acquisition.  Its blossoms are fully as handsome as those of F. spectabilis, and the plant is reported to be more cultivable.’  [Gard. Chron. 1856].  It belongs to the ‘Fancy Corolla’d’ class.  [Gard. Chron. 1860].  This plant is still available today.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in an addendum to the 1857 catalogue [A.46/1857].


Published Aug 14, 2009 - 04:46 PM | Last updated Sep 03, 2011 - 04:53 PM

Figured is a fuchsia with long, scarlet-red tube and sepals and an orange corolla.  Flore des Serres f.1004, 1855.

Fuchsia ‘Dominiana’ (Veitch) | FS f.1004/1855 | CSIRO Black Mountain Library, Canberra


More details about Fuchsia Veitch’s ‘Dominiana’
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia Dominiana


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