Fuchsia Turville’s ‘One in the Ring’

Thomas Turville, Florist of Chelmsford, advertised the fuchsia ‘One of the Ring’ in The Gardeners Chronicle of 1847, describing it as ‘delicate white tube with good substance, sepals slightly tinged with green, corolla vermillion, forming a contrast at once decided and beautiful, habit free and foliage fine.’ 

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘One in the Ring’, the name by which it was subsequently known, was highly recommended as light-coloured fuchsia by The Gardeners Chronicle of 1848.  It was a regular on the show bench for the next few years.  Possibly still available, at least in the USA.  The description given of single vermillion corolla with sepals of greeny-white is consistent with that given by Turville.  [www.backyardgardener.com].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.490/1850].  Obtained from Kew Gardens, brought out from England by Captain P. P. King in 1849.  Regarded by Macarthur as new to the colony.  [ML A1980-3].


Published Aug 18, 2009 - 05:21 PM | Last updated Sep 01, 2011 - 04:39 PM

More details about Fuchsia Turville’s ‘One in the Ring’
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia One in the ring

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