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common name for the Onagraceae, a family of plants of worldwide distribution, most species of which grow as herbs in the temperate New World, and specifically for members of the genus Oenothera.
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Tangy fuchsia flowers make a beautiful garnish and have a slightly acidic flavor. Wild colors and graceful shape make it ideal as garnish. The berries are also edible.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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a genus of shrubs or small trees of the family Onagraceae. The leaves are opposite, verticillate, or—less commonly—alternate. The flowers are borne by long, drooping peduncles; they are solitary or in racemose inflorescences. The ovary is inferior. The four-lobed calyx is white, pink, or red, and the four-or five-lobed corolla is red, violet, pink, or white. The eight stamens and styles of the ovary protrude far out of the corolla. The fruits, which are berries, are edible in some species.

There are approximately 100 species, native mainly to Central and South America. There are also several New Zealand and Ta-hitian species. Many species, including F. magellanica, F. coccinea, and F. corymbiflora, have been under cultivation since the late 18th and early 19th centuries. More than 2,000 hybrid varieties have been produced, including many with double flowers of various colors. Fuchsias, especially trailing varieties, are used to decorate rooms and balconies. In subtropical regions the plants are cultivated in the open ground.


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Hieke, K. Fuchsie. Prague, 1969.


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1. any onagraceous shrub of the mostly tropical genus Fuchsia, widely cultivated for their showy drooping purple, red, or white flowers
2. a North American onagraceous plant, Zauschneria californica, with tubular scarlet flowers
a. a reddish-purple to purplish-pink colour
b. (as adjective): a fuchsia dress
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An upcoming operating system from Google that will run on all devices from mobiles to desktops. Pronounced "fyoo-sha," Fuchsia is expected to combine the best features of embedded and desktop operating systems. Embedded systems are designed for small-footprint, real-time response, while a desktop OS is created to handle large programs and multiple simultaneous tasks. As a product designed from scratch, there are also no intellectual property or licensing issues. The name is a pink-purple color that comes from the fuchsia plant. See Google.
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Do not allow fuchsias to completely dry out or the leaves will become dull and floppy.
Colin Jones and daughter Bethan, of Roualeyn Fuchsia Nurseries, Trefriw scooped two trophies at the Southport Flower Show
Nothing matches the beauty of the pendant bell flowers of Fuchsias that light up UK garden from July to October.Although many varieties of Fuchsia are short lived annuals we have brought together a selection of hardy varieties that will give your borders or pots a year on year display.We have chosen varieties with a diverse range of colours and flower forms.
The plant sale is a fund-raiser for the Eugene Fuchsia & Begonia Society.
This has insecticide in it to stop the vine weevil attacking the roots of your Fuchsias, especially during later summer.
And our giant trailing fuchsias are awe-inspiring in size and vibrancy of colour.
This vibrant selection from our vast range of fuchsias has flower trails of up to 80cm - a sure way to bring colour and interest to your garden.
Society show in full bloom GREEN?FINGERED enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a riot of colour at the Birmingham Fuchsia & Geranium Society's annual show.
It is one of those genera that draws its own enthusiastic growers and there are some who grow little other than fuchsias. Fortunately there is plenty of scope, as there are thousands of cultivars from which to choose.
But fuchsias have much more to offer than simply plugging a hole beside the petunias and marigolds.