A rather exotic Fuchsia, unlike most common types, unique for its creeping habit. This species grows much like a groundcover, often not exceeding more than a few inches in height. Bears pretty rainbow flowers followed by firm-fleshed, edible fruits.
A deciduous creeping perennial, growing up to 2ft, but often only to a few inches. It slowly spreads and if allowed, can be used much like a groundcover. Also great in hanging baskets. The rainbow-colored flowers are borne in Spring and followed by red-ripening berry-like fruits that have a firm skin.
Hardy to the mid to upper 20's (F). This Fuchsia does not like hot temperatures and is best grown in areas that receive only occasional 100F+ days. In warmer climates it needs to grow in shade.
Enjoys regular water throughout the year. Does particularly well in shaded locations and in warmer climates this is a must. Not too picky about soil types so long as they are well-drained.
By seeds, which generally take a few weeks to germinate. By divisions and cuttings.
Used often as a unique ornamental, offering beauty throughout the year---in leaves, flowers and fruits.
Native to New Zealand. Discovered in 1834 by Richard Cunningham.