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Fuchsia hemsleyana 'Silver Lining'

5th December 2014

The Fuchsia world is a complex, self-referential space full of delightful novelty and clever little breeders. It is rare for anything remarkable to come into it from the outside but 'Silver Lining' is one such. This silver leaved form of the species was collected by Crug Farm Plants in the Cordillera de Talamanca in Costa Rica. They found it forming congested bushes with tiny silvery leaves and bearing round black berries. In cultivation it has remained small leaved, it still sets round black berries, but the stems can be longer and arching.
Introduced under their collection number BSWJ10478 it is one of the most striking innovations seen for many years.