Fuchsia Smith's ‘Transparens’

Smith’s ‘Transparens’ was offered for sale by Smith’s of Hackney in The Gardener’s Chronicle [GC p.314/1843].  No description was given.  I have found no other description.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.498/1850].  Kyle’s 'Triumphans' and Smith's ‘Dalstonii’ were also offered in the Gardener’s Chronicle advertisement.  All three fuchsias first appear in the 1850 catalogue and it seems likely that they were introduced at the same time, possibly in response to this advertisement.


Published Aug 23, 2009 - 03:02 PM | Last updated Sep 01, 2011 - 03:19 PM

More details about Fuchsia Smith's ‘Transparens’
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia Transparent 

Confidence level medium