Many will remember the time when the old Fuchsia gracilis (magellanica) and F. globosa were the only ones generally grown till the hybrids with F. fulgens came in. A correspondent of the Gardener's Chronicle gives the following account of its origin: " This was raised by the late Mr. Bunney, of Stratford. He had three globosas from the same batch of seedlings; his brother and he was dissolving partnership: the brother sold the best plant for 7.s. 6d, gave the next best away, leaving the worst to the raiser. This I had from Mr. Bunney himself. I recollect a plant being brought to Scotland in 1835 or 1836. So also says Paxton, in Magazine of Botany. Loudon states that it was raised between F. conica and microphylla".