This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Referring to Fuchsia syringseflora, Mr. Porcher, President of the Orleans Horticultural Society, writes as follows to the Revue Horticole: " When grown in small pots, the effect of Fuchsia syringseflora is indifferent, but, when grown in large pots, or in the open ground, it forms splendid bushes 3 or 4 feet high, of fine shape, and bearing an abundance of flowers all the summer, and for some time on into the winter. This plant was introduced in 1849, by M. Van Houtte, of Gand, who considers it to be a variety of F. arborescens."