Fuchsia ‘Dr Jephson’

‘Sepals of a clear snowy white, corolla a rich deep rose, habit of Willmoreana, and a profuse bloomer.’  [GC p.281/1846].

Horticultural & Botanical History

The first notice of ‘Dr Jephson’ appeared as an advertisement from Hurst and M’Mullen, seedsmen of London: ‘This splendid Fuchsia was raised by the gardener of the above-named Gentleman [Dr. Jephson], and is pronounced by growers who have seen it to be the finest light Fuchsia known.’  [GC p.281/1846].  It was listed among the best fuchsias introduced in 1846 in an advertisement for Youll and Co. in The Gardener's Chronicle [GC p.202/1847], was listed among new and select Fuchsias by William Epps [GC p.217/1847] and was recommended as a light coloured sort [GC p.344/1847].  This variety is still available today.

History at Camden Park

The only reference is a handwritten entry in a copy of the 1850 catalogue held at the Mitchell Library and inscribed on the front Wm. Macarthur 23rd Dec. 1854.  [ML 635.9m].  Certainly grown in the gardens at this time.


Published Aug 14, 2009 - 05:13 PM | Last updated Sep 03, 2011 - 04:50 PM

More details about Fuchsia ‘Dr Jephson’
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia ‘Dr Jephson’ 

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