Herb latin name: Fuchsia alpestris

Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Description of the plant:


2 m
(6 1/2 foot)

Habitat of Fuchsia alpestris:

Rocky, moist and bushy areas.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe though it can also be sown in the spring. Surface sow the seed in pots in a warm greenhouse and do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination should take place in less than 6 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. This is a cultivar and so will not breed true from seed, though this can be a good way of obtaining new fruiting forms. Inter-nodal cuttings of greenwood, 5 - 8cm long, May/June in a frame. Quick and easy, a high percentage take. Overwinter in the greenhouse for the first year and plant out after the last expected frosts. Inter-nodal cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Very quick and easy, treat as greenwood cuttings above. Cuttings usually succeed at any time during the growing season.

Cultivation of Fuchsia alpestris:

Rocky, moist and bushy areas.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Fuchsia alpestris:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.