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Fuchsia Epps’ ‘Kentish Bride’

A dark coloured fuchsia bred by Epps, ‘a good variety’.  [Gard. Chron. 1846].  At this time dark coloured meant crimson tube and sepals and purplish corolla.  I have found no more detailed description.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.483/1857].  V. Marshall, Nursery and Seedsman of Elizabeth Street, Hobart offered for sale the fuchsias Brown’s ‘Prince Albert’, Smith’s ‘Prince Albert’, ‘Coronet’, ‘Vesta’, ‘Wat Tyler’, ‘Kentish Bride’ and ‘Epsii’.  ‘Two of the lately imported new Fuchsias are now to be seen in blossom.  V.M. also begs to announce that he has purchased the whole of the stock of the splendid Fuchsia, “St. Clair”, imported by Mr. Moir, and which is also now ready for sale’.  [The [Hobart] Courier, 11th November 1846].  ‘Epsii’ was also bred by Epps.  ‘Prince Albert’ and ‘Epsii’, which see, were also grown at this time and it is possible that Macarthur obtained stocks of all three via his Hobart contacts although ‘Kentish Bride’ and ‘Prince Albert’ first appeared in the catalogues in 1857 and only ‘Epsii’ in 1850.


Published Aug 16, 2009 - 04:56 PM | Last updated Sep 01, 2011 - 04:50 PM

Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England.

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia Kentish Bride 

Confidence level high