Flower facts – Fuchsia blooms
At the point when you think about fuchsia, you in all probability envision their wide variety. These blossoms are otherwise called lady’s eardrop and it is classified as part of the same family as the beautiful and fragrant evening primrose. The fuchsia bloom originates from Mexico, Chile and Argentina. There are over 100 species and, surprisingly, more assortments are still being discovered today. They were found in the seventeenth hundred years and they were named after the German botanist, Leonhart Fuchs. Today, they are one of the most cultivated of all cut flowers. Here are some more flower facts about fuchsia blooms that you may not know:
Fun flower facts:
- This plant grows as a bush that can grow up to 13 feet in height.
- A few assortments just grow up to 8 inches in height.
- The fuchsia blossom has a cylindrical shape and the blooms hang downwards. The blossoms only remain fresh for a couple of days.
- Most fuchsia bloom assortments comprise of red sepals and purple petals. There are a few assortments that produce white, orange, yellow, dull red and purple-blue blossoms as well.
- These plants also produce berries that are rosy green, purple or red in variety.
- Native Americans utilized the roots of this plant to make a dark shade utilized for shading wool.
- The Maori (natives of New Zealand) used the blue dust from the blossoms for make-up.
- In Japan, this blossom is the image of good taste.
- In Western culture, it is the image of friendliness and trusting adoration.
- Normal dangers to this plant include vermin, aphids and caterpillars.
- The oldest of all fuchsia plants on the planet was planted in 1899.
These are just a few of the most interesting flower facts that you can share with your friends and family the next time they admire your fuchsia plant. These plants will help you break the ice with visitors and they are sure to be fascinated by your impressive knowledge.