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Fuchsia magellanica Lam. var. grandiflora maxima

See Fuchsia magellanica Lam. var. grandiflora for detail.  Fuchsia grandiflora maxima was described in the Floricultural Cabinet: ‘Sepals purplish-red, corolla nearly the same colour.’  [FC p.213/1841].  This is almost certainly an improved form of Fuchsia grandiflora described in the same journal.  This plant appears to be a form of Fuchsia magellanica Lam.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.482/1850].


A less likely identification is a form of Fuchsia serratifolia Ruiz & Pav., which see.

Published Aug 16, 2009 - 04:47 PM | Last updated Sep 01, 2011 - 04:52 PM

Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

South America

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia grandiflora major 

Confidence level medium