Fuchsia Henderson’s ‘Duchess of Lancaster’

Henderson’s ‘Duchess of Lancaster’, 1853.  ‘White tube and sepals, vermillion corolla, extra fine.’ The flower was well reflexed and distinctive. It was considered an excellent show fuchsia.  [FC p.106/1853, FC p.33/1855 and FC p.23/1856].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘A very large collection of (Fuchsias) is now in flower at the Royal Nursery.  Of the newer kinds, ‘Duchess of Lancaster’ [was] conspicuous among light varieties’.  [Gard. Chron. 1853].  This variety is still available today.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in an addendum to the 1857 catalogue [A.36/1857].


Published Aug 14, 2009 - 05:23 PM | Last updated Nov 27, 2011 - 02:23 PM

2 fuchsias are figured, one with a red and purple flower the other red and white.

Fuchsia Banks’ ‘Glory’ with Henderson’s ‘Duchess of Lancaster’ | Florist and Fruitist p.257/1852 | BHL, ‘Duchess of Lancaster’ is the red and white flower.

More details about Fuchsia Henderson’s ‘Duchess of Lancaster’
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia Duchess of Lancaster 

Confidence level high