Thursday, 10 December 2015

Fuchsia 'Mrs. Popple'

Still flowering on the 10th December since 22nd June this year.
(Normally flowering until the middle of October)

Fuchsia 'Mrs. Popple in Hortus Godotii
[Photo: Hans van den Bos]

The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566)