Today’s lost fuchsia is ‘Crimson Globe’, which was introduced in 1879 (Though we suspect that it may have been introduced slightly earlier).
The Gardeners Chronicle (29/11/1879) – provides a brief description of this cultivar and refers to the colour plate published by the Floral Magazine in September 1879. The image and description from the Floral Magazine, can be found in one of our earlier posts
The Gardeners Chronicle mentioned this cultivar again in 1885 in a report on the Fuchsia Trails at Chiswick. This item also mentions ‘Ellen Lye’ and ‘Charming’.
Some Additional Clues to help our detectives:
- Mentioned in the John Forbes Catalogue, 1885
- Mentioned in the Laings Catalogue, c1890
We hope that our fuchsia #detectives will help us find more information about this #fuchsia cultivar including information relating to its first listing, and when it was last seen or listed in a nursery catalogue or publication.
Any information you can share will help us and other fuchsia detectives helping us in the search.
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