Plant ID forum: ID of this fuschia

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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Jan 13, 2013 8:45 AM CST
ID this fuschia please. I'm in zone 8 . It dies to ground in bad winters here. Then comes back very nice.

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 13, 2013 9:35 AM CST
Duane is it 'Genii'? I hope so because I see that it might be hardy in my zone and I'd love that. nodding

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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Jan 13, 2013 10:34 AM CST
I don't think it is 'Genii'. My leaves look much darker than the other pics.
Name: Duane
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duane456
Jan 13, 2013 12:03 PM CST
I think it might be 'Mrs. Popple'
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 13, 2013 12:09 PM CST
It may be. That one seems quite shrubby, Still, I may give 'Genii' a try. I tip my hat to you.
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JRsbugs
Jan 13, 2013 12:51 PM CST
Genii is very hardy and reliable, mine usually grows from the previous year's stems but when we had 7 weeks below freezing it regrew from the base.

The Fuchsia Duane posted could be Mrs Popple, but it could be something else.

Mrs Popple:

Flower: Single, on the large side of medium
Tube: Scarlet, glossy, slender and short
Sepals: Scarlet, glossy on top, short and broad, held ½ down with slight recurve
Corolla: Violet-purple fading to rose-red at base
Foliage: Dark green, finely serrated leaves
Habit: Bush

I would say the tube and sepals are carmine rather than red and glossy as on Mrs Popple, the sepals look narrower too than on the one in question.

There's a true photo on the next link, they are growers and National Collection holders.

http://www.kathleenmuncasterfuchsias.co.uk/Hardy%20cultivars...

Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 13, 2013 1:19 PM CST
Janet, good to know about 'Genii'. Thumbs up
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