Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

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

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