Fuchsia Storey’s ‘Multiplex’

‘Multiplex’, Storey, 1850.  ‘Tube and sepals bright crimson, well reflexed. corolla deep-purple and very double, resembling a double violet.’  [FC p.267/1851].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Veitch and Sons of Exeter offered ‘Multiplex’ for sale in The Gardeners Chronicle of 1850: ‘This, as the name designates, is another double corolla flower, but perfectly distinct from Duplex.  The tube and sepals are bright crimson, and well reflexed, shewing to a great advantage the intense purple corolla, which, for doubleness, resembles a large double violet.  It is a very free bloomer, and a variety that was greatly admired by those parties who saw it in flower.’  FS p.154 vol.10/1855.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.488/1857].


Published Aug 18, 2009 - 05:02 PM | Last updated Sep 01, 2011 - 04:44 PM

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

garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia multiplex 

Confidence level high