Plant ID forum: Help with 2 plants

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Mheinz94
Apr 4, 2017 5:05 PM CST
My fiancée bought these two at a local store but they had no tags. What are they? Thanks.
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Bonehead
Apr 4, 2017 5:14 PM CST
Well, the first is a fuchsia.
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LabourofLove
Apr 4, 2017 5:29 PM CST
The second one is a Gloxinia, I think.
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plantladylin
Apr 4, 2017 6:03 PM CST
#1 Fuchsias (Fuchsia)
#2 either Florist's Gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa) or Cape Primroses (Streptocarpus)
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Name: Carter Mayer
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Carter
Apr 4, 2017 6:37 PM CST
Everybody's correct! Thumbs up

#1 is a variety of fuchsia.
#2 is a Florist's Gloxinia.

Just don't ask me which varieties of each of them that yours are. Got no idea. And if you live in a climate where you can successfully grow fuchsias, then I'm super-duper jealous because I love them, but they hate our heat & humidity. Best I can manage with them is as a late winter/early spring annual. Thumbs down

Mheinz94
Apr 4, 2017 7:14 PM CST
Carter said:Everybody's correct! Thumbs up

#1 is a variety of fuchsia.
#2 is a Florist's Gloxinia.

Just don't ask me which varieties of each of them that yours are. Got no idea. And if you live in a climate where you can successfully grow fuchsias, then I'm super-duper jealous because I love them, but they hate our heat & humidity. Best I can manage with them is as a late winter/early spring annual. Thumbs down


I live in NJ. I have no experience with this plant. Perennial or annual? Sun or shade? Container or in the ground.

Thanks so much for the quick responses everyone.
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Bonehead
Apr 4, 2017 8:13 PM CST
In the Pacific NW, fuchsias are not hardy unless you bring them in and baby them over the winter. I never do, so treat them as annuals. They like shade, and hummingbirds love them. I've always put them in hanging pots on my eastern facing front porch and they do quite well.
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