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Originally, nearly 100 varieties of fuchsia were known, but they have been hybridized so much that today there are actually countless varieties on the market. Fuchsia x hybrida is a cross between Fuchsia magellaniaca x Fuchsia coccinea x Fuchsia fulgens x Fuchsia arborescens. Fuchsias (in the Onagraceae family) are low growing, bush or sometimes tree-like plants. Avoid nursery-bought Fuchsia (Fuchsia x hybrida) flowers, as they may have been sprayed. According to Green Dean, the fruit and flower is edible. He says it has a subtle grape flavour with black pepper tossed in. Blossoms are edible raw.
Red, pink, white, violet, purple and bicolours.
Maximum Height: 1 meter (3")
There appears to be no literature on the medicinal values of this flower. Other varieties may have documented medicinal uses.
Unknown. Black dye is derived from the bark of other fuchsia varieties.
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