Fuchsia magellanica Lam. var. virgata

‘A variety of coccinea; it grows with an innumerable number of twigs, which in summer are filled with a vast profusion of flowers; the flowers are rather larger than coccinea.’  [FC p.176/1834].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1825.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.500/1850].


Published Jan 31, 2009 - 05:31 PM | Last updated Mar 14, 2010 - 11:27 AM

More details about Fuchsia magellanica Lam. var. virgata
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

South America, possibly Mexico

  • Fuchsia virgata Sweet
Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia virgata

Confidence level high