Fuchsia (plant)

fuchsia flowers
   Fuchsia is a popular hose and garden plant prized for its colorful flowers of distinctive form. The funnel shapel flowers are red, pink, purple, white, or, more frequently, combinations of these colors. Hanging from the stems of the plant, they suggest pendant earrings and are often called lady's-eardrop. Most of the 80 species are native to tropical America, but a few are from New Zealand. Some are shrubby; others are vinelike. In warm climates they are grown outdoors as permanent plants. In cold climates they are grown in the garden or in a window box during the summer and as house plants in the winter. Fuchsias are propagated by cuttings.