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 regia (Vand. ex Vell.) Munz. var. radicans (Miers ex Lindl.) Munz

Frost-tender, erect to twining or trailing perennial, with leathery leaves and solitary or paired pendulous flowers in the axils of the upper leaves, to 5cm long, with bright scarlet red to rose-pink tube and sepals and deep purple petals.  To 6m or more.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

The Gardeners Chronicle of 1841 described it as a new species, flowering at the Birmingham Botanic Gardens (UK) in that year.  It was first introduced in 1829 by John Miers and figured in the Botanical Register: ‘I was greatly struck with this beautiful species when I first met with it in the Oregon Mountains in 1829, clinging in long festoons from a very tall tree, and exhibiting abundance of its brilliant flowers.’  [BR f.66/1841].  FC p.97/1842.  MB p.27/1842.  BM t.3948/1842.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.492/1850].


Published Aug 18, 2009 - 05:27 PM | Last updated Mar 14, 2010 - 11:17 AM

illustrated is a fuchsia with scarlet red tube and sepals and deep purple corolla.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.3948, 1842.

Fuchsia regia (Vand. ex Vell.) Munz. var. radicans (Miers ex Lindl.) Munz | BM t.3948/1842 | BHL

Family Onagraceae
Region of origin


  • Fuchsia radicans Miers ex Lindl.
  • Fuchsia integrifolia Cambess.
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia radicans 

Confidence level high