Fuchsia ‘Rose of Castile’;



for ID : (mixed thread): 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

This was taken in Tumling near Nepal on 14/10/07.

This is a Fuchsia hybrid – a garden plant – probably ‘Rose of Castille’.

It is Fuchsia Riccartonii
I have seen them in Gurdum ( at Himalaya Lodge) in April,2006. 
Attaching the pictures. 

If you look at … picture, you will see that the corollas of his fuchsias are white/pale pink, and the undersides of the sepals are pale/flesh pink. Your pics are of a darker variety of ‘Riccartonii’. I think … pic shows ‘Rose of Castille’. There are many hybrid varieties of fuchsia, mainly of F. coccinea, F. fulgens & F. magellanica. Though not indigenous to India, fuchsias are fairly easy to cultivate in the cooler areas, i.e., the Himalayan region. Have tried, unsuccessfully, to grow them in Delhi/Haryana. They don’t survive our harsh summers.



on 12.5.10 during Nature camp to the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve; Ooty botanical gardens– 7000 ft plus; AR 10, 2010 – efloraofindia | Google Groups





Please help to id this Fuchsia sp. planted as ornamental in gardens at Kotagiri and Ooty.
Date/Time- 08-04-2011 / 05:00 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GP- ca.2000asl; Kotagiri, TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- planted in garden
Plant Habit-small tree (shrub)
Height/Length- 2-3 m long
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- ca.5 x 4 cm
Inflorescence Type/ Size- 8-10cm long (with pedicel); axillary
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 3 – 5cm across
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not observed

– I hope Fuschia x hybrida

Fuchsia is of course correct, named after famous Germam Herbalist William Fuchs
For other spellings see below (from Wikipedia) 
Pronunciation and Spelling 
While the original pronunciation from the word’s German origin is “fook-sya” /ˈfʊksja/, most English speakers tend to say “fyusha” /ˈfjuːʃə/. As a consequence, fuchsia is often misspelled as fuschia in English. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuchsia

The Plant List Ver. 1.1 gives Fuchsia × hybrida Voss as unresolved. It does not appear in Catalogue of Life on search although on net it appears close as per Uses for Fuchsia Hybrida  Fuchsia Plant Care  Florensis  Wikimedia CommonsI find it also close to images of Fuchsia ‘Rose of Castile’ at
This flowers picture I took on 12.5.10 during Nature camp to the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve – Nilgiri
Date/Time—-12.5.10     —-2.00 pm
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- —— Nilgiri
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- ——Garden
 Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- ————-Shurb
Height/Length- —————–1 meter
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size—- 4 inch
Inflorescence Type/ Size-
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- —   2 inch—- As seen in the photo

Fuchsia sps. (Onagraceae).

A garden fuchsia cultivar (Fuchsia hybridaOnagraceae)

This plant is Fuchsia hybrida indeed !!

dancing girl – common name

It is also called ballerina because of the form of the flower.


Fuchsia ‘Rose of Castile’ : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Fuchsia sp from NBPGR Regional Station Shimla

yes this very well could be Fuschia Rose of castile.

i would have liked to have seen inside surface of the sepals and final assurance would be if this was a sterile plant because this variety is…


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