Lady's Eardrop

Lady’s-eardrop (Fuchsia magellanica) is an eye-catching hedge in milder regions where it remains semi-evergreen.

Lady's Eardrop

Lady’s-eardrop occurs in forest edges and clearings, especially in the deciduous/mixed evergreen forests of South America – Chile and Argentina. Lady’s-eardrop is a shrub from the Onagraceae family. Nearly 110 species[1] of Lady’s-eardrop are known.

Fuchsia Magellanica

Common names include Hardy Fuchsia, Earring Flower, Fuchsia Angel Earrings, and Fuchsia.

Lady's Eardrop Flowering Plant

Lady’s-eardrop is an erect, deciduous shrub with lanceolate leaves. It grows up to 3.6 meters (11 feet) by 2 meters (6 feet) tall at medium speed and produces numerous small, tubular pendulous flowers in shades of pink, red, and often white.

Pink Lady's Eardrop Flowers

The branched structure is horizontal, with the blooms hanging from the stalks. The flowers emerge from a deep tube that widens into pointed petals, while the petals and crown protrude.

It blooms profusely for a long time, from late spring to late fall. The flowers are hermaphroditic (they have female and male organs).

Suggested Reading: Types of Flowering Plants

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Key References
  • [1]“Ladies’ Eardrops | Missouri Department of Conservation”. Accessed November 20, 2021. Link.


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