At first glance this plant might not seem like a fuchsia, but this flowering perennial has near year-round blooms of amazing color brilliance. Large clusters of lilac flowers are born throughout the bush and are a popular treat for hummingbirds.
Bushy perennial to 10-15ft. It has a stately growing habit which makes it a nice ornamental, particularly for the shady garden. Large flower clusters containing dozens of individual flowers can be born year round. Small, berry-like, pretty dark-purple fruits ripen and are reportedly edible, with a mildly sweet flavor.
Hardy into the 20's (F).
Grows best in part shade or shade. Needs regular watering and moist, well-drained soil.
By seeds and by cuttings.
Grown mainly as an ornamental for its flowers and foliage. The fruits are edible and both fruits and flowers are popular with birds.
Native from Southern Mexico through Panama.